The R&D Scientist (Media development) will be responsible for developing and running experimental designs to develop cell culture media formulations. The R&D Scientist will also analyze and interpret data to make recommendations regarding the path forward.
- Mammalian and avian cell/tissue culture techniques including thawing, subculturing, freezing, and single cell cloning
- Mammalian cell culture media development (serum free/chemically defined)
- Designs and executes experiments and execution done independently or with guidance from team/project lead for complex experiments.
- Proficient data interpretation and takes an active role in determining next steps alongside the project team/lead.
- Plans further experiments based on data and objectives
- Works across traditional and high throughput cell culture platforms at multiple scales
- Develops new procedures for relevant areas
- BS or MS in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or closely related science with 5+ years of post-graduate research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical or similar industry
- Desired: Ph.D. with 2+ years of post-graduate research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical or similar industry
- Working knowledge or hands-on experience of primary and stem cell culture processes
- Competent with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and statistical software like JMP, Minitab, Simca, etc.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment
- Comfortable developing scientific knowledge base by learning new methods from peers, seminars and scientific literature.
- Fosters a team environment collaborating scientifically with direct team members as well as scientists in other departments. Open to new ideas and often seeks critical feedback from colleagues and demonstrates effective cooperation.
- Maintains laboratory notebooks with detailed experimental designs and results.
- Prepares written project reports and presents oral updates/summaries at team meetings.
- Working knowledge of statistical design of experiment techniques (DOE)
- Mammalian and/or avian cell culture and recombinant protein expression. e.g. generation of stable cell lines expressing relevant levels of a r-protein
- Experience with protein analysis methods (i.e, Western blot, FACS and immunocytochemistry)
- Standard molecular biology techniques including molecular cloning, transfection, genomic and plasmid DNA purification, RNA isolation, PCR and RT-PCR/ddPCR and the ability to design basic and engineered recombinant protein expression constructs