Assistant Scientist


West Point, Pennsylvania

12 days ago

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Assistant Scientist
West Point, Pennsylvania

12 days ago

Job Description

Assistant Scientist
12 months
West Point, PA 19486

• B.S. in Biology, Bio/chemistry, Bio/chemical Engineering, or related science or engineering field.
• At least six months of laboratory experience in upstream bioprocessing (e.g. shake flask and/or bioreactor operations). The ideal candidate would possess:
• General laboratory skills, experience with aseptic manipulations, pipettes
• Experience in operating bioreactors
• Experience in culturing microbial and/or mammalian cells at different scales
• Experience performing basic cell-based assays (e.g. cell counting, optical density, metabolite analysis, imaging)
• Basic knowledge of cell culture stages and rational
• Experience using formulas and linking spreadsheets in Excel • Highly computer literate. Capable of quickly learning and adapting to new computer programs.
Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
Additional Requirements:
• This position will require occasional off-hour and/or weekend work (10-20% of hours may be “off-shift”)
• This position will require work with Biosafety Level-1 organisms

Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Prepare laboratory reagents, solutions, and culture media
• Perform lab-scale fermentation runs to meet different needs
• Set up process equipment for lab-scale experiments
• Perform in-process monitoring assays
• Analyze, collate, track, and report data back to client staff members
• Maintain records and test results following good laboratory practices (GLP) guidance
• Work independently and efficiently
• Document work clearly and perform tests accurately
• Communicate effectively with client staff members 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $21.00/hr.

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