Research Associate (Shady Grove)

United States, Shady Grove (Maryland)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Shady Grove, MD is hiring a R&D Research Assistant to be involved in and support various R&D projects within Cell and Gene Therapy R&D team, through conducting iPSC reprogramming, cell culture expansion (2D and 3D), gene editing, differentiation, characterization (microscopy, flow cytometry, qPCR, ICC and similar) and cell banking.

Key responsibilities:

  • Execute iPSC reprogramming, iPSC and iPSC-derived cell characterization studies and analyze data to support ongoing projects.

  • Hands-on or interested in learning reporter-line cell culture, various cell transfection methods, iPSC gene editing, single-cell cloning, iPSC expansion and cryopreservation techniques.

  • Assist with cell culture and differentiation procedures in 2D and 3D format.

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

  • Perform various in vitro cellular and molecular biology 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, track progress, flexible and ability to adapt with iPSC work culture activities.

  • Participate in general lab activities such as meetings, cleaning and maintaining lab supplies and equipment.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering and Biotechnology required; Masters degree in life sciences, preferred

  • Aseptic technique / work with BSC level 2, preferred

  • Hands-on experience with cell culture, Microscopy, qPCR preferred

  • Must have good communication skills in both written and oral forms

  • Must have Good interpersonal skills

  • Must have computer software skills including Microsoft Office

  • Accurate record experience keeping is a plus

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

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

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R47863