Birmingham, Alabama
Jun 10, 2019
Job ID 3444
Science/R&D, Laboratory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

About Southern Research
We've created seven drugs that are helping win the war on cancer.  More are on the way.  When HIV threatened the work's future, we helped develop a course of treatment that changed the course of history.  We're creating better ways for you to have cleaner air and water.  Our technologies help men and women in uniform remain safe overseas.  We're developing methods to build energy efficient cars out of plant fiber that will get 80 mpg.  We are Southern Research.  We're taking on the world's hardest problems, and solving them.  This has been our mission since 1941.

Southern Research's Drug Development Division is a contract research organization (CRO) that provides commercial and government clients with a wide variety of nonclinical and clinical trial support services.  We offer an array of studies including both in vitro and in vivo testing of small molecule compounds, vaccines, biologics and other test articles in therapeutic areas, such as infectious disease, CNS and cancer.  Our nationally recognized team of dedicated individuals provides expertise and services spanning basic research to advanced studies under FDA GLP regulations.

General Summary
The Associate Scientist - Cell Culture will provide cell culture support across one or more service lines in the Drug Development Division.  This position is responsible for performing cell culture procedures using standard scientific techniques and methods; and recording, analyzing and reporting results.  The Associate Scientist will apply an understanding of scientific laboratory methods and techniques with an ability to work well within a team.  This position will support project work led by senior level staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Executes activities consistent with study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Laboratory Methods, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations, and safety and health practices.
  • Performs various cell culture procedures to support ongoing projects.
  • Develops proficiency in data acquisition and reporting of results.

Position Specific

  • Thaws cells from liquid nitrogen.
  • Maintains and passages cell lines for assays.
  • Responsible for cell expansion to make master and submaster stocks.
  • Freezes down cells for master and submaster stocks.
  • Monitors and adheres to customer request deadlines.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents needed to perform cell culture procedures.
  • Completes quality control on data generated by other individuals.
  • Performs other duties as required by supervisor.
  • Attends departmental and other necessary meetings and training sessions pertinent to work.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in relevant discipline and 8 years of related experience, OR
    MS in a relevant discipline and 6 years related experience.
  • Ability to observe appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding and following Standard Operating Procedures, Good Laboratory Practices requirements, and study protocols.
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize relevant MS Office Suite Products.
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary.