Research Assistant III

Houston, TX

Posted: 04/20/2022 Job Number: JN -032022-14375 Division: Life Sciences

Job Description

R&D research Associate III

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

Environment: A global leader and trusted supplier in the pharma, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the company is focused on advanced manufacturing, high-quality control systems, regulatory expertise, and research and development (R&D) capabilities. The company s products and services include active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), stem cell therapies, drinking water sanitizers, vitamin B compounds, organic personal care ingredients, industrial preservatives and microbial control solution to combat viruses, bacteria and other dangerous pathogens.

Title: R&D research Associate III
Location: Houston, TX
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Mon - Fri - 8am - 5pm
Salary: $30.43/ hour paid weekly (Benefits Available)
Employment Type: 1 year contract

The R&D Research Assistant III will work in a high performing team with the goal of driving innovation in the development of novel cell line for viral vector production platforms for use in in vivo and ex vivo gene therapy applications. The successful candidate will use molecular tools to modify the cell genome and isolate, screen, bank, and document single cell clones, using resources internal and external to Lonza in order to support in creating scalable robust solutions to viral production bottlenecks. This hands-on bioprocess associate will design and execute experiments, develop metrics for evaluating results and technologies and procure materials. The incumbent will be responsible for acquiring, analyzing, and communicating experimental data in cross-functional fashion.

Key responsibilities:
Performs planned experimental work, including but not limited to cell culture, transfection, viral transduction/infection, and analytical work associated with the project. Interprets results and evaluates next steps in experimental design. Organize and plan assigned daily activities to ensure timely completion of assignments.
Supports design and execution of experiments, including data analysis and communication. Obtains and analyzes experimental data.
Maintains accurate and up to date records, including appropriate lab notebook recordings. Capable of achieving deliverables on-time and high-quality.
Assists in writing and revising technical documents including lab SOPs, testing protocols and reports.
Maintains stocks of lab supplies and reagents. And other assigned lab organization duties.
Prepares and regularly updates documentation required by other Departments of the company or presentations to successfully complete assigned projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:
Master with 1-2 years of experience in relevant field
Able to start shortly the position with working permit
Preferred area of study: cell culture, cell and molecular biology techniques
Hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, transfection, qPCR/dd PCR, Western blot, cell banking, and assay execution
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment are essential. Strong work ethic is a must
Positive attitude with willingness and agility to change priorities per the business needs. Problem solving, innovative outlook. Creative and collaborative. Takes ownership


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