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Research Associate - Cell Culture

Lincoln, NY
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023
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Join us and discover why Labcorp Drug Development has been named by Fortune® Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies 2022 for the fourth consecutive year, by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers 2022 and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers. We can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term career!

We are seeking an experienced laboratory scientist to join our exceptional in-vitro team in Madison, WI as a Research Assistant!

What you will be doing:

You will be a key member in our in-vitro cell culture lab focusing on managing multiple projects, working with multiple cells lines, while surrounded by a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Conduct cell plating, feeding, and harvesting of multiple cell lines.
  • Perform critical assays in support of client requested study designs.
  • Sets up and performs a variety of analyses using appropriate instrumentation with routine and non-routine methods.
  • Critically review study protocol in primary area of work and apply requirements to in-lab methodology.
  • Can interpret study results and assess acceptability of data. Provides data review summaries to the study team.
  • Participates/leads study meetings including kick-offs, scheduling, status updates, and debriefs.
  • Maintains study documentation in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Reviews own work for overall accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and soundness of technical judgment.
  • Deliver results within agreed timeframe, whilst recognizing changes in priorities
  • Routinely support studies in non-primary area of work
  • Ability to write, review and revise standard SOPs related to primary area of work.
  • Ability to conduct most processes/task in support of broad portfolio of study types
  • Proficient in use of department specific software
  • Participate in QC review of selected routine data and methodology section within reports within scope of current role
  • Ability to prepare results and presentations based on the work performed
  • Evaluates data for experiment modification and contribute to report preparation/review
  • Participate in method development and validation projects
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment and perform routine maintenance.

Access to growth opportunities

With the support of exceptional people from across the globe, you'll be empowered to own your career journey with:
  • Formal and informal mentoring opportunities
  • Extensive training and job shadowing opportunities
  • Personalized development planning
  • Exposure to many drug development scientific career paths

How you will be rewarded!

Working in Madison, WI our Research Assistants:
  • Enjoy 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date)
  • Have access to other great benefits including: tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or an equivalent scientific discipline. PhD or Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience may be substituted for education.

  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in a cell lab/cell culture setting.
  • Significant experience using standard chemistry lab equipment including pipettes, centrifuges, balances, etc.
  • Experience using AB Sciex and/or Agilent QQQ mass spec platforms preferred.
  • High resolution mass spec (HRMS) experience is a plus.
  • Additional experience with drug-drug interaction studies, HPLC, and PCR analytical techniques is a plus but not required
  • Experience performing in vitro drug-drug interaction (DDI) assays including cytochrome P450 inhibition and/or induction, CYP phenotyping, transporters, plasma-protein binding, blood-plasma partitioning and metabolic stability is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Experience using Hamilton liquid handling system (Starlet, Microlab Star, etc.) platform is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Experience working with radiolabeled isotopes is a plus.


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