Research Associate

Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Jul 10, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About MaxCyte:

MaxCyte, the clinical-stage global cell-based therapies and life sciences company, uses its proprietary next-generation cell and gene therapies to revolutionize medical treatments and ultimately save lives. The Company's premier cell engineering enabling technology is currently being deployed by leading drug developers worldwide, including all of the top ten global biopharmaceutical companies. MaxCyte licences have been granted to more than 140 cell therapy programs, with more than 100 licensed for clinical use, and the Company has now entered into more than ten clinical/commercial license partnerships with leading cell therapy and gene editing developers. MaxCyte was founded in 1998, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:MXCT, MXCL) and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US. For more information, visit

Job Summary:

The Research Associate is part of a team that works on cell loading technologies with applications that include gene and cell therapy and protein production. This individual executes a variety of laboratory procedures to ensure timely completion of the company's scientific objectives and customer requirements. This individual also provides lab support to scientists working with customers in the field. Works under general supervision.

Job Duties:

• Performs mammalian cell culture and general molecular techniques such as plasmid purification, gel-electrophoresis, DNA/RNA isolation, Western blot, Elisas, basic cell transfection experiments, and basic flow cytometry.
• Prepares research summaries, provides input to interpretation of experimental results, and troubleshoots general technical problems.
• Ensures all data is appropriately archived; maintains a pristine laboratory notebook detailing all experimental work.
• Prepares and sends laboratory reagents and supplies for instrument demonstrations to support domestic and international field application scientists.
• Works cooperatively and effectively with others both within and between departments.
• Uses scientific literature to keep aware of current technologies.
• Attends and presents results at department meetings and may present at company meetings.
• Maintains inventory and orders lab supplies.
• Maintains, calibrates and operates equipment according to established protocols. Monitors equipment for appropriate operation within set parameters and refers abnormal results to lab management.
• Complies with all applicable policies regarding health, safety and environmental policies.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

• BS in biological sciences and at least 2 years of laboratory experience; or equivalent.
• Hands on experience in mammalian cell culture required and basic molecular biology techniques is required. Other techniques including PCR and immunoassays, a plus.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Detail oriented.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Works well both independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to write clear and concise research reports and formally present own work to small groups.
• Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities effectively.

MaxCyte, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.