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In Vitro Biologist - Cell Culture, ELISA, Flow Cytometry

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

The Companion Animal Research group is seeking a talented in vitro biologist that can contribute to our efforts in Global Therapeutics. The group partners with therapeutic areas and project teams to design novel substrate and build robust testing funnels for a variety of therapeutic approaches that improve diseases or conditions in companion animals (cats, dogs, horses).

The successful candidate should have at least 1 year of relevant experience executing cell-free and cell-based in vitro screens for evaluation. Experience with flow cytometry, developing and/or optimizing phenotypic screens (co-cultures, 3D organotypic cultures, or high content assessments in cells, etc.) and in vitro screens are a plus. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

Position Responsibilites

  • Execute, optimize and develop cell-free (e.g. ligand binding assays, biochemical assays) and cell-based in vitro screens for substrate (small molecule and biotherapeutics) evaluation.
  • Develop cell-based in vitro screens is highly desirable.
  • Work with immune-based techniques such as flow cytometry, cell sorting, immunohistochemistry, ELISAs, westerns, etc.
  • Apply a variety of cellular and molecular techniques to develop cellular models of disease for veterinary species.
  • Primary cell cultures, co-cultures, and/or 3D-organotypic cultures
  • RNA extraction and qPCR techniques
  • Culturing and maintenance of cell lines and primary cell cultures
  • Isolation of primary cells
  • Data analysis and interpretation; maintenance of an accurate lab notebook and presentation of data at team meetings
  • Collaborate across multiple scientific disciplines

    Qualifications
    • Educational background: BS or MS (molecular or cellular biology, immunology or related field).
    • Training or experience in biological sciences preferred.
    • Experience in the establishment of in vitro models of disease.
    • Experience in flow cytometry and high content screening.
    • Self-starter, able to prioritize work and work efficiently with minimal supervision
    • Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

      Additional Information

      Mask Use Is Required For Employees At This Facility.

      Work environment: The person filling this position will work predominantly in a laboratory setting. There may be exposure to animal pathogens and chemicals. There may be handling of, and/or exposure to animal tissue and zoonotic organisms

      Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Kalamazoo, MI are encouraged to apply.
      • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
      • Life and disability insurance
      • 401(k) with company match
      • Paid vacation and holidays

        Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Kalamazoo , In Vitro Biologist - Cell Culture, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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