Worcester, Massachusetts

18 days ago

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Job Title: Biologist
Location: Worcester, MA, 01604
Duration: 12 months
CHO Cell Line Development
Bioprocess Development and Launch

About the Job
The Bioprocess Development and Launch Department at the Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA is seeking a highly motivated molecular biologist to join the CHO Cell Line Development team and advance the Biologics pipeline.
The scientist in this position will
have several responsibilities in supporting CHO biologics pipeline, including genetic characterization of cell lines and cell banks. A strong candidate will have in-depth experience with a variety of molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture/aseptic technique, as well as exceptional attention to detail, demonstrated skills and productivity in laboratory research, and strong writing and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:
• Characterize CHO cell lines using molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, ddPCR, Southern blot, and northern blot
• Sanger sequencing analysis
• Design of primer/probe reagents for gene copy number analysis
• Use of gel and blot imaging instruments
• Maintain detailed, accurate, and clear documentation of experiments and activities
• Effectively organize and communicate research progress and planned activities through oral and written presentations
• Collaborate with colleagues in the Cell Line Development group and across multiple functional areas of the Bioprocess Development and Launch department to advance the company Biologics Pipeline
• Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab
• Demonstrate scientific initiative and creative thinking to achieve project goals and contribute team performance in a climate of scientific rigor
• Contribute to the smooth and effective operation of the CHO Cell Line Development labs through the 5S program
• Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, and GxP compliance

• Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Cell/Molecular Biology or a related field with 5 years of relevant experience; pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred
• Expertise in molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA extraction and quantification, PCR-based assays, gel electrophoresis, blotting techniques and sequencing analysis
• Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture
• Experience with DNA sequence manipulation software and common software packages such as Microsoft Office
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with peers and cross-functional team members
• Strong planning, multitasking, time management, and troubleshooting skills
• Collaborative and proactive attitude with strong scientific curiosity, work ethic, and attention to detail
• Authorization to work in the United States is required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with expression vector elements, construction, and molecular cloning
• Experience with digital PCR assays, such as droplet digital PCR (ddPCR)
• Proven track record in vector biology, cell line genetic characterization, and/or CHO cell line development

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: $46.81/hr.

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