Laboratory Associate

Newark, DE
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Laboratory Associate
Newark, DE
$28/HR
 
Laboratory Associate will be responsible for working in our Investigative Toxicology Group, conducting routine research laboratory activities and information/data management activities in support of research and development with guidance from a Senior Laboratory Associate and within established procedures.
 
Laboratory Associate Responsibilities:
  • Perform in vitro mammalian cell-based assays (endocrine, metabolism, etc.).
  • Assist in research project design and data interpretation of in vitro toxicology assays.
  • Perform tube and multi-well plate-based assays, including receptor binding, inhibition, enzymatic, ELISA and quantitative PCR assays.    
  • Perform tissue homogenization procedures.  
  • Prepare buffers, basic wet chemistry calculations and serial dilutions.
  • Conduct statistical analysis of data and preparation of reports or research papers based on the results of the assays performed.
  • Write and revise technical documents including lab standard operating procedures (SOPs) and testing protocols.
  • Schedule maintenance or repair for lab equipment, order lab supplies and routine safety inspections.
 
Laboratory Associate Requirements:
  • M.S. or B.S. degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or related science field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in an industrial laboratory environment.
  • Formal training working with various cell lines in culture (aseptic technique).
  • Experience working with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) materials.
  • Strong computer software skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and scientific graphing software such as PRISM or Origin.
  • Experience with UV spectrophotometers, and UV/fluorescence/luminescence plate readers. 
  • Experience conducting quantitative PCR assays.
  • Familiarity with GLP guideline studies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including networking ability with the desire to contribute towards team success.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.

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