Research Associate I, Cell Biology

Durham, NC, United States
Feb 14, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Research Associate I will be responsible for the execution of cell biology tasks such as maintenance of mammalian cell lines, cell transfection and transduction, stable cell line generation, flow cytometry analysis, development of cell-based assays, lentivirus production. The Research Associate I will follow direction for execution and troubleshooting of experiments in order to produce results by expected deadlines. The position will also involve independent data analysis, proper documentation preparation, and report generation for the supervisor as well as for the rest of the group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Maintenance of cell cultures
  • Transient and stable transfections
  • Lentivirus production and cell transduction
  • Recombinant protein expression in mammalian cells
  • Flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting
  • Collaborate with Scientists on new and established cell-based assay development and high throughput screening
  • Make reagents as needed
  • Assist the team with other projects as needed


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

Education/ Experience

  • BS in Biological Sciences, with at least 1 year of laboratory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Hands-on experience with basic cell biology methods, such as maintenance of mammalian cell cultures and transient/stable transfections
  • Familiarity with flow cytometry
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft Office software, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to work independently and in team-environment
  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal reporting to supervisor, team, and company

  • Knowledge of recombinant protein expression in mammalian cells
  • Experience with lentivirus/retrovirus production (or AAV production)
  • Experience with flow cytometry analysis software (i.e. FlowJo)

  • This is a laboratory-based position located at the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC

Travel Requirements
  • Little to no travel is required for this position

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