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Scientist I - Cell Culture

Job ID RES100CY Date posted 10/20/2016

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Scientist I - Cell Culture focuses on lab management and maintenance to support the design and development of cell culture media and supplement formulations. The Scientist I will also participate on R&D teams to support studies in the areas of new product development and existing product support.


  • Responsible for general upkeep and maintenance of the labs including monitoring, ordering, and restocking lab supplies.  
  • Responsible for routine calibration and maintenance of lab equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining critical lab functions including cell banks, R&D stability testing, stock solution and media preparation, chemical inventory, and performing routine assays.  
  • Responsible for maintaining cultures of frequently used cell lines.  
  • Uses established protocols and applies technical standards, principles, and techniques to execution of scientific studies with moderate supervision.  
  • Documents experimental design, details and results in a laboratory notebook.
  • Analyzes data, draws conclusions, and proposes next steps with moderate supervision.
  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 0-2 years relevant industry experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience. 
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture (CHO, hybridoma, BHK, etc) and aseptic technique is required. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team based work environment is required. 
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and database programs is required.

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related science.
  • Experience in media and supplement design and development is preferred. 
  • Bench scale bioreactor operation experience is a plus.

Primary Work Location

USA MD - Baltimore

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  • Enjoy an array of very competitive benefits, including choices of medical programs, company-sponsored savings plan, on-site fitness centers at select locations, tuition reimbursement, and many others that support a healthy lifestyle.
  • Become part of a company that gives significant time, talent and resources to philanthropic and charitable efforts around the world.

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