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Job: Research Associate - Production, ZenBio, Inc., Durham, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Research Associate - Production
Job location:
Durham, NC  27713 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Relocation: No relocation package offered
Benefits: Health insurance
17 days leave time
Standard holidays
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

At Zen-Bio our mission is to be the leading supplier of primary human cells and media with corresponding in-vitro contract research services for researchers worldwide. The company has been operating profitably since 1995 and currently sells products and services to large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and universities. In order to fulfill customer demand for additional high quality primary human cells and services, the company is seeking a qualified professional skilled in primary human cell culture to help us meet our research and product production goals.

Job Requirements

Requirements for this position include competent laboratory technique, high attention to detail especially in area of sterile technique, excellent documentation skills including record keeping and report writing, troubleshooting skills, time management skills and basic computer skills. Must have the ability to follow established production SOP’s as well as conduct laboratory experiments under the guidance of the Production Manager and Executive Director of Contract Research and Development.

Duties: Isolating cells from whole tissue sections; primary cell culture and cryopreservation; experiments on isolated cells; isolation, purification, and quantification of RNA and DNA; buffer and media preparation as well as other necessary reagents for internal use and commercial inventory. However infrequent, occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Qualified candidates must have:
• BS in life sciences or related field with a minimum of 1 year industrial experience in cell culture or Associate’s degree with relevant experience in human primary cell culture.
• Strong working knowledge of cell biology/biochemistry
• Team player
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Proficient in MS Office suite
(Job number: 4051738)
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