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Research Assistant I

Company: Global Pharmatek
Location: Walkersville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

R&D Research Assistant

Location: Rockville, MD

Duration: 12 months

The successful candidates will receive the opportunity to be involved in and support various R&D projects within Cell and Gene Therapy R&D team, through conducting cell culture of immune cells and iPSCs (2D and 3D) and cell characterization (staining and flow cytometry, and similar).

Independently design and execute cell characterization studies and analyze data to support ongoing projects.

Assist with cell culture procedures in 2D and 3D

Maintain accurate and timely records to appropriate quality standards, prepare high quality technical analyses and reports for internal or external use.

Perform various laboratory experiments (after learning the systems and procedures) according to protocols and guidelines

Comply with strict safety procedures

Analyze, maintain and summarize data

Participate in planning research activities and track progress

Participate in general lab activities such as cleaning and maintaining lab supplies and equipment


Track record demonstrates capability to design and execute characterization assays and assist research projects with a high degree of independence

Knowledge Required:

" Immunology, Cell biology, molecular biology and basic biochemistry

" Fundamentals of human cell culture

Strongly preferred:

" Immunology/Developmental biology/regenerative medicine

" Closed processing systems Data analysis/statistics



" Aseptic technique / work with BSC level 2

" Hands-on experience with cell culture

" Good communication skills in both written and oral forms

" Good interpersonal skills

" Computer software skills including Microsoft Office

" Accurate record keeping

" Self-directed and self-motivated, willing to learn

" Ability to work in a matrix team environment as well as independently on routine experiments

Strongly preferred:

Hands on experience with:

" Multicolor flow cytometry

" Culturing pluripotent stem cells

" Culturing immune cells

" Immuno staining


" qPCR

Keywords: Global Pharmatek, Germantown , Research Assistant I, Other , Walkersville, Maryland

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