Laboratory Technician

LumaCyte

LumaCyte, LLC seeks a laboratory technician able to assist in the laboratory daily tasks including but  not limited to: 

  • Maintaining laboratory operations including cell culture, virus stocks, and chemical solutions  preparation  
  • Collaborating with other biologists, engineers, and scientists to perform experiments using the  companies’ cutting-edge cell analysis instrument, Radiance. 

Our ideal candidate can work independently in a BSL2 laboratory setting and is capable of  maintaining cell cultures, virus stocks and associated cell culture infections. The candidate is proficient in preparing fluid solutions and maintaining a clean and organized work environment. 

This individual should embrace and enjoy the energy of a rapidly growing company and thrive in a  team-based environment. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, proven self-starter,  professional, and capable of managing their workload and prioritizing tasks. We are looking for  someone who loves the opportunity to wear many hats, embraces times of ambiguity and is the first  one to jump in and offer assistance to team members in need. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and conduct experiments with multiple mammalian cell lines: seed, infect and  harvest cell cultures in both adherent and suspension formats 
  • Troubleshoot experiments involving cell lines and viruses 
  • Prepare chemical solutions such as weighing chemicals (both liquid and dry) and mixing  components according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
  • Perform cleaning, disinfecting and storage of glassware/containers 
  • Maintain chemical inventory and create legible written records 
  • Work independently and efficiently and able to complete tasks within defined time frames Work with senior team members to conduct experiments  
  • Become proficient in running samples and analyzing, understanding, and presenting data  internally and externally  
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops,  researching and contributing to scientific literature, establishing professional networks, and  participating in professional societies

Experience and Qualifications

Required 

  • At least 3 years related laboratory experience including aseptic and mammalian cell culture  techniques 
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Cell biology, Virology or a related discipline preferred 
  • General laboratory skills including experience with pipettes, hemocytometer, and fluid  handling 
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills 
  • Analytical and numerical skills: ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract,  multiply, divide) in different units of measurement; ability to use concepts such as fractions,  percentages, and ratios and calculate dilution volumes 
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills and ability to document work  clearly and perform tests accurately 
  • Ability and desire to work with cutting edge instrumentation in a laboratory setting Experience maintaining equipment in proper working order and maintain a clean work area Practice safe work habits, including complying with all safety, health, and environmental  rules and regulations 
  • Pass hands-on competency evaluation 
  • Previous Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) training 

Desired

Detailed knowledge of virology and virological methods including plaque assay, TCID50,  and neutralization assays, functional cell-based assays, cell culture, etc. 

Experience in biomanufacturing desirable including bioreactor use, viral vectors, etc. Ability to characterize cell performance using techniques including flow cytometry, ELISA  and related techniques, gene expression assays (qPCR/ddPCR), bioluminescence assay 

Sectors

  • Devices & Instrumentation
  • Clinical Research

Job Type

Full-time
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