Associate Scientist

Employer
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location
Fremont, CA
Closing date
Nov 1, 2021

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Sector
Science
Job DescriptionThe successful candidate for the Associate Scientist position will become an integral member of the research and development team, with responsibility for generating cell lines and developing cell-based assays using various technologies, including Eurofins DiscoverX's Enzyme Fragment Complementation (EFC).

Essential Functions
  • Routine cell culture and stable pool and clone development of engineered cells.
  • Characterization of engineered cell lines using molecular, biochemical, and cell biology techniques, including flow cytometry, qPCR, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, EFC or other functional readouts.
  • Perform required experiments to optimize and validate diverse cell-based assays intended for sale in our product portfolio or as custom projects for clients with minimal guidance from supervisor.
  • Testing of cell-based assays using Eurofins DiscoverX technology platforms with client molecules and record results in company database.
  • Accurate preparation and presentation of experimental data at group laboratory meetings.
  • Work diligently to meet product development goals set by management team.
  • Quality and timely data delivery for external and internal customers.
  • Provide support functions to the R&D team such as ordering and maintenance of reagents/supplies/equipment, maintaining accurate notes and records, and effective communication.
  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner and adheres to site environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements
  • Performs all duties in compliance with all company procedures and regulations
  • Demonstrate and promote the company vision
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
QualificationsRequired Education/Experience/Competencies
  • B.S. or M.S. in cell biology, biochemistry, immunology or related discipline.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture (preferably with both adherent and suspension cells).
  • Ability to perform experiments and analyze resulting data, with minimal guidance from supervisor. Shows some ability to troubleshoot existing protocols.
  • Data assembly and analysis in GraphPad Prism, MicroSoft Excel and Powerpoint for presentation to supervisor and peers.
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Local Candidates Preferred
Preferred Education And Experience
  • Experience working in a commercially-focused lab environment and a minimum of 0-2 years of industrial experience.
  • Proficiency with cell-based assays.
  • Hands-on experience with flow cytometry methods and analysis, and FACS.
  • Previous work with immune cells in culture is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, efficiently and productively in a fast-paced highly collaborative team environment
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with excellent problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Additional InformationCandidates currently living within a commutable distance of Fremont, CA are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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