Scientist - Flow Cytometry

Location: Frederick, Maryland US

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Job Id: 2895

Position Title: Scientist

External Description:

You will participate in flow cytometry projects through assay development, validation, and execution. You will be performing assays according to SOPs and supporting development of new procedures and will be able to improve existing SOPs.

Be part of a team of renowned scientific authorities delivering groundbreaking assay results using clinical specimens to accelerate drugs into the clinic.

Precision’s specialty in-vitro and ex vivo assays achieve a variety of research, safety, efficacy, and biomarker objectives. Meticulous sample handling and sophisticated global logistics are fundamental for achieving high-quality, accurate study results. Our services include research and clinical trial support, backed by our repository, cell biology, sample processing, and molecular capabilities—all with industry-leading quality systems, including GxP, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, College of American Pathology (CAP), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

How you will make a difference:

  • Perform Flow cytometry primarily, as well as, other immune assays
  • Design and perform experiments, independently and accurately analyze and present data
  • High quality output is critical to build efficiency into improving productivity metrics
  • Trouble shoot and correct routine scientific issues/problems
  • Identify, update and implement emerging laboratory techniques
  • Maintain and support safe lab practices and environment
  • Work collaboratively with other technical teams in resource sharing and providing technical expertise
  • Monitor Product and Service/R&D related project expenses
  • Act as a scientific resource externally to clients and internally
  • Assist with writing, reviewing and editing contract and grant applications/proposals as appropriate
  • Write and publish papers, abstracts, techniques/or chapters to maintain the scientific standard and image of the company
  • Regularly present completed work at appropriate scientific meetings and in publications

Qualifications:

Minimum Required:

  • Master’s Degree in life sciences or other relevant field
  • 5 years of relevant laboratory experience

Other Required:

  • Expert level flow cytometry skills using both whole blood and isolated cells
  • Demonstrated skills in monitoring cell-mediated immunity through flow cytometry, as well as, ELISpot, ELISA, and/or MSD
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required
  • Ability to organize and analyze data, as well as, prepare reports
  • Possess strong computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad Prism, Diva, and Flowjo
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion required
  • Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
  • The ability to see and differentiate between colors on the full color spectrum
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

Preferred:

  • A deep understanding of current GLP or CAP/CLIA/ISO standards
  • Demonstrated skills with assays used for immunophenotyping such ELISpot, primary cell based assays, ELISA, and/or Mesoscale multi-plexed cytokine analysis
  • Experience with cell sorting techniques

Division: Precision For Medicine

Business Unit: Specialty Lab Services

Office Based: Frederick - 8425 Precision Way, Suite M, Frederick MD 21701

Employment Type: Exempt

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

Work From Home Available: No

City: Frederick

Country: United States

State: Maryland

Community / Marketing Title: Scientist - Flow Cytometry

Company Profile:

Precision Medicine Group is an integrated team of experts in fields from advanced lab sciences to translational informatics, clinical trial delivery, and regulatory affairs, payer insights to marketing communications. Together, we help our pharmaceutical and life-sciences clients conquer product development and commercialization challenges in a rapidly evolving environment.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Precision Medicine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. © 2018 Precision Medicine Group, LLC

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Precision Medicine Group is an integrated team of experts in fields from advanced lab sciences to translational informatics and regulatory affairs, payer insights to marketing communications. Together, we help our pharmaceutical and life-sciences clients conquer product development and commercialization challenges in a rapidly evolving environment.

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