Cell Biologist II - Tissue Culture
The Cell Biologist II- Small-Scale Tissue Culture is a position open to individuals with strong tissue culture experience and aseptic technique. BioLegend is a global leader in biotechnology that aims to enable legendary discovery via their antibodies and various reagents for biomedical research. This position offers the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment that promotes creative innovation. This position offers experience in several areas of tissue culture, in scales ranging from 96 well plates to Roller Bottles. You will also have the opportunity to cross train on a variety of supporting tasks, such as sub-cloning, downstream processing, ELISA assays, mycoplasma detection, and BNII analysis.
The primary functions of this position include culturing, setting up, feeding, maintaining, and harvesting of hybridoma cells in roller bottles. In addition to these primary functions, level II associates are expected to identify process improvement opportunities, help lead team projects, troubleshoot problematic clones, track production runs downstream to ensure product quality, communicate with other departments, and train other associates. A level II associate is expected to have shown leadership potential and possess excellent communication skills.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Tissue culture using aseptic technique.
- Maintenance and feeding of cells in roller bottles.
- Thawing, culturing, and freezing cells.
- Cell counting.
- Preparation of media.
- Assisting on other areas including ELISA, data entry, etc.
- Conducting experiments for process improvement and optimization under supervision.
- Troubleshoot problematic clones.
- Track production runs downstream.
- Interdepartmental communication.
- Training associates.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong communication skills.
- innovate – Be better, keep improving, be more efficient, creative, and be in the forefront of development
- Aspire – Have desire, purpose, and ambition challenging ourselves to push the limits and reach new heights
- Collaborate – Foster teamwork, common goals, selflessness, communication and mutual support
- Transform – Adapt, learn, re-invent and change for future development and growth
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related area.
- 2-5 years of cell culture experience
- Skilled in aseptic technique
- Strong organization and documentation skills.
- Must be able to take initiative, be flexible and highly motivated.
Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience
- Previous experience working with hybridoma cells.
- Experience working in an ISO 13485, QSR, or GMP/GLP environment.
- Experience training others in a commercial or academic lab.
- Microsoft Office including Excel proficiency.
- Additional experience with handling different cell lines
- Experience with troubleshooting and process improvement
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a laboratory environment with occasional data entry on a computer. Occasional exposure to a warehouse environment.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.
Condition of Employment
Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, BioLegend requires proof of COVID vaccination for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions) beginning January 18, 2022.
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