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Research Technologist

Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Biotechnology

Job Description :

A growing biotechnology/life sciences company located in southern Minnesota has an opportunity for a highly motivated, organized, flexible, meticulous Research Technologist who is interested in working within a multidisciplinary team. Our client is a leading provider of products and services to accelerate development of viro-immuno-oncology drugs. 


 


Are you the next team member who is dedicated and passionate, who wants to work closely with clients to facilitate research, including study design, generation of custom products, and proposing innovation solutions?


 


In this roll the Research Technologist will participate in, but not limited to:



  • developing, improving and implementing a variety of laboratory techniques and perform complex laboratory procedures to contribute to the timely completion and success of sponsored research projects

  • support operations related to product manufacturing and R&D projects

  • Perform basic molecular biology tests and experiments, such as qRT-PCR, PCR, transformations, DNA and RNA extractions, and cloning

  • Maintain eukaryotic cell lines

  • Perform cellular and immunologic assays according to SAP’s

  • Provide operational support for testing activities - reagent preparation - cleaning activities - equipment calibration - preventative maintenance

  • Gather, interpret, and record research and data

  • General Lab Maintenance: inventory review, sample storage area, ordering supplies

  • Perform in vivo animal studies in support of project goals: tumor cell implantation, administration of test articles, optical and nuclear imaging

  • Perform radioactive uptake assays and BSL2 work

  • Other duties as assigned


 

 

Benefits



  • Paid Holidays and PTO

  • Employer paid Short and Long Term Disability/ Life Insurance, AD&D and Dental

  • We also have a Simple Plan with an employer match

  • Client has adjusted salaries to accommodate the employee in purchasing Medical insurance thru an outside vendor


 


 
Required Qualifications :

 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology or a related field plus a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience

  • OR a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology or a related field plus a minimum of 1 year laboratory experience

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in BSL2 cell culture and molecular biology

  • Previous experience working with mice (intravenous injection, intraperitoneal injection, intratumorally injection, eye bleed etc.)

  • Previous experience with cloning, PCR, and tissue culture

  • 2 years of experience working in the lab environment

  • Proficient with good laboratory practices and SOP’s

  • Ability to handle multiple projects / activities

  • Collaborative Team Player


 
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