Research Associate – Assay Development

The Accellix Assay Development team is looking to recruit a Research Associate to help develop custom flow cytometry assays in partnership with many leading pharmaceutical companies, as well as to expand and improve our catalog of off-the-shelf assay kits. The candidate should bring to the table relevant experience, enthusiasm for having a tangible impact on cell therapy, and a collaborative and down-to-earth attitude. This is a full time, permanent position.

Responsibilities

  • Work with scientists on the team to develop and qualify flow cytometry assay panels
  • Work with cross-functional teams to integrate assays onto the Accellix platform, and ensure assay requirements are met
  • Assist team in maintaining inventory of lab supplies and reagents
  • Follow good laboratory practices (GLP) and clearly document experimental procedures and results
  • Present updates on projects and initiate brainstorming/troubleshooting discussions within the team
  • Promote a strong working relationship with others in the lab, facilitate open communication, proactively identify and address issues, and support other team members to meet deadlines and manage shifting priorities

Required Qualifications

  • B.S with 2+ years, M.S. with 1+ years, or Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology or other relevant field
  • Assay development experience in a diagnostic or pharmaceutical setting
  • Experience with experiment design and execution of flow cytometry assays,
  • Experience with flow cytometry data analysis using FlowJo or similar analysis software
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, meet goals in a timely fashion, communicate delays and escalate challenges immediately
  • Ability to design, execute, and analyze experiments with minimal oversight.
  • Prepared to be highly engaged, both within the team and within the company
  • Independent, responsible, fast learner, attentive to detail
  • Fluent in English- speech, reading and writing
  • Ability to travel to Jerusalem daily

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with common biomarkers found on leukocytes, and/or familiarity with cell-based therapies
  • Experience with good documentation practices (GDP) and with drafting and reviewing documents such as SOPs and development reports
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