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Job: Temporary Research Associate - Cell Derivation, United Therapeutics, RTP, NC

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General Information


Job title: Temporary Research Associate - Cell Derivation
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Job location: RTP, NC  27709 United States
Requisition code: 55 TW Alexander Drive
Date posted: 01/06/2018
Job category:Research and Development
Employment type:Contractor
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Job Description

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Conduct and assist in research efforts to develop novel cell and cell-based products for treating pulmonary hypertension and other lung diseases.

• Assist in cell isolation from human lung tissue.
• Provide expertise on critical process components of cell isolation from human lung tissue.
• Perform experiments to test expandability of primary lung alveolar cells.
• Assist in characterization efforts for freshly isolated cells.
• Support in assay development and functional testing of lung cells.
• Author laboratory procedures and protocols for the analysis of stem/progenitor and primary lung cells.
• Follow prescribed laboratory methods and protocols under GLP/GMP-like conditions.
• Record laboratory data in the in-house data management system(s).
• Regularly present and discuss data with laboratory staff and program leaders.
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Job Requirements

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Education/Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, or Biomedical Sciences
• 2-5 years of experience in Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Biomedical Science research
• 2-5 years experience with isolating adult lung cells from tissue
• 2-5 years experience with mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique, flow cytometry
• 2-5 years experience in molecular assays, cellular assays, and fluorescence microscopy

Other Skills Required:
• Teamwork skills
• Can work with diverse set of co-workers
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Ability to independently follow experimental methods and protocols
• Ability to organize data
• Highly self-motivated
• Ability to initiate routine and day-to-day tasks
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