Research Associate

Research Associate

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Our client is located in Salt Lake City, UT (University area)

About Our Client PLS and the RESEARCH ASSOCIATE 

PLS is an innovator in the dynamic chimeric antigen receptor-T cell (CAR-T) oncology space. They have multiple openings for Molecular and Cellular Scientists who will lead and execute our scientific programs.  Get in on the ground floor of our rapidly expanding Biology Development Team located in Salt Lake City, UT.

They develop cutting-edge, disruptive technologies transforming the immune-oncology space. Progenitor features an exciting, problem solving-oriented work environment in which your creativity and innovation are valued. If you are interested in the biotech industry and passionate about making a lasting contribution to science, you should take a close look at PLS and this position.

THE PROBLEMS YOU’LL SOLVE

Our Biology Development Team is a scientifically-curious and driven group that utilizes cutting-edge synthetic biology methods such as CRISPR/CAS9 to engineer stem cells for “off the shelf” therapies.  Specifically, our technologies enable stem cells taken from any given donor to be used as “universal transplants” for any given recipient, thus bypassing the age-old need to meticulously match donors and recipients according to their unique immune phenotypes.
The ability to harvest and process cells from a variety of healthy donors for transfer to unmatched recipients turns current models of cell-based therapies on their head and opens an untold number of doors to new therapeutic applications. Also, our Biology Development Team works on proprietary methods to more rapidly engineer stem cells so that they are endowed with valuable disease-fighting characteristics, such as the ability to actively and specifically target cancer cells throughout the body.
These technologies have led to cutting-edge collaborations with pharma associates to produce the next generation of CAR-T cells. We are seeking dedicated, driven job candidates to bring their problem-solving capabilities, vision, creativity, and know-how to our efforts. As part of our Biology Development Team, you will be a key player in these ground-breaking projects.

JOB DESCRIPTION :

The position focuses on developing data for demonstration and support of current and future intellectual property in the immune-oncology and regenerative medicine fields. Interact directly with senior R&D leadership, project management, and external collaborators to develop and execute work plans.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

This role requires technical expertise in Cell and Molecular biology:

•  Tissue culture (culture of many cell types)

•  Stable cell line generation (transfection and antibiotic-selection)

•  Stem cell culture

•  Media preparation

•  PCR and cloning

•  RT-PCR

•  Genomic PCR

•  Western blotting

•  Microscopy

•  Flow Cytometry

•  Immunostaining


Desired Qualifications:

•  B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in a related discipline with relevant lab experience

•  Minimum 3 years of cell and molecular biology experience required.

•  Excellent oral and written communication skills

•  Good organizational skills

•  Ability to work independently and in a team environment


Duties/Daily Tasks:

The vast majority of work hours will be spent in a laboratory environment. Work will take place in a tissue culture laboratory equipped with biosafety hoods, working with various cell cultures. Cells will typically be validated by molecular biology techniques or functional assays. Time may be spent manipulating plasmid DNA constructs in a laboratory environment. Some time will be at the desk recording laboratory activities in notebooks.

Must be capable of observing and adhering to lab safety standards and protocols. Occasional weekend work will be required to maintain cell cultures properly.

Critical to success in this position will be the candidate’s ability to independently work and drive essential projects. An absolute requirement is the ability to work as part of a team in the laboratory (extended R&D team) as well as part of a broader cross-functional team (R&D, Project Management, Collaborator).

The candidate will also be expected to support and participate in senior-level meetings, business reviews, and collaborator support discussions.

Position Status:

We are accepting applications for both full-time and part-time positions. Position title and salary will be commensurate with education, relevant work experience, and other qualifications.

PLS is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. PLS strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against applicants because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

If this position sounds good to you please apply. If you have additional questions, please email us at careers@careerkarma360.com. Once we review your resume we will let you know all about our client and the great company you are applying to.

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