Research & Development Scientist - Translational Research

Gaithersburg, MD
Sep 17, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

At Miltenyi Biotec, 3,000 employees worldwide develop pioneering solutions for biomedical science and the clinical application of cell therapies. Our multidisciplinary team combines excellence in research with the development of innovative products for the treatment of serious diseases.

Your Tasks:

As a member of the Lentigen Technology Research and Development Team, you will have the exciting opportunity to play a key, hands-on role within the functional area of molecular engineering of T cell functions. More specifically, you will use Lentigen’s expertise in lentiviral vector technology to analyze T cell functions, as modified by the introduction of recombinant T cell receptors or chimeric antigen receptors with the aim of producing therapeutic immune cell populations. Furthermore, the unique duties of this position will allow you to apply state of the art research and development techniques in molecular biology, lentiviral technology, and T cell biology to make valuable contributions in keeping Lentigen Technology Inc., at the cutting edge of biomedical research.



  • PhD. or M.S. degree in immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, or virology and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in immunology and cell biology techniques, including isolation and culture of primary human immune cells, multicolor flow cytometry, and cell-based assays.
  • Proficient in standard molecular biology techniques including cloning, sequencing, quantitative PCR, and production, and analysis of gene vectors.
  • Hands-on experience with gene editing techniques or automation is a plus. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to handle more than one task at a time and must work at a rapid pace while maintaining attention to detail.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job is performed in a temperature-controlled facility without exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Generally, this job is performed in a sanitized laboratory setting and routinely uses standard medical and research equipment such as centrifuges, biosafety cabinets, microscopes, incubators, pipettes, and computers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood, viruses, bacteria, body fluids and other tissues. Employees entering and leaving the laboratory must wear appropriate clothing and protective equipment such as scrubs, coveralls, masks, glasses, and gloves. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Lentigen Technology Inc., a Miltenyi Biotec company, is transforming and progressing. Our culture is one of bold scientific innovation. Join a fresh and collaborative working environment that encourages contribution, innovation, and growth.

At Lentigen, we support the development and commercialization of novel treatments for human disease through the utilization of Lentiviral Vectors. We hold this widely recognized and clinically relevant method for delivering genetic materials into cells in order to modulate their function as the core strength of our company. We are scientists, engineers, physicians, support specialists, and more – all dedicated to improving scientific understanding and impacting human lives. At our Gaithersburg campus, we strive to find solutions to both the technical and conceptual barriers to the implementation of gene therapy approaches for the treatment of human disease.

Lentigen Technology, Inc. is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity