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Senior Scientist, Mammalian Cell Culture



People & HR
North Carolina, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023
Durham NC's EvE Bio is looking for a detail-oriented cell culture biologist to join us as a Senior Scientist to establish and lead our cell culture facility. The successful candidate will lead the generation, QC, and production at scale of stable reporter-expressing cells in support of our high throughput screening, and provide support to the assay development and screening groups. They will collaborate extensively with other members of teams, with a drive to continually improve and execute within project timelines. An ideal candidate will have prior experience managing a cell culture facility and participating in drug discovery and screening.Responsibilities include
  • Provide strategic leadership for set-up and operation of the cell culture laboratory and guide growth of this functional area to support an ever-expanding assay portfolio and research needs
  • Oversee all logistical aspects of a cell culture lab including ordering, registration, receiving, request fulfillment, mycoplasma testing, STR profiling, physical inventory, and safety
  • Generation of stable reporter-expressing cell lines
  • Execution of established assays in support of our target pipeline
  • Analysis of experimental data and leadership of team-based data reviews
  • Unflagging attention to detail in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • Support of multiple tasks and concurrent projects
  • Strict adherence with safety and compliance requirements

  • BS (or higher) in a biological discipline or similar area
  • 5+ years experience performing mammalian cell culture
  • Experience managing a mammalian cell culture operation
  • Strong initiative, problem solving, desire to learn, attention to detail, ability to effectively organize and prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proactive communication, strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, and an ability to work effectively across diverse and cross-functional teams
  • A can-do attitude complemented by a willingness to help where needed
  • Ability to work independently
  • Resident of North Carolina's Research Triangle region (relocation benefits are not offered for this position)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Desirable plusses
  • Experience generating and validating stable cell lines (especially experience using CRISPR technologies for knock-ins)
  • Experience with high throughput screening and/or validated processes
  • Previous experience in a startup/entrepreneurial environment

Why Work With Us:For starters, for the intellectually engaging work for the public good (not for profit). But additionally EvE Bio offers among the most competitive salaries in the Triangle plus a superb benefits package, including employer-paid health, life, and disability insurance; employer-matched 401(k) plan; paid sick leave, family leave, holidays, and vacation; child care reimbursement; wellness, education, and commuter benefits; free use of our facility’s onsite gym with showers and lockers, and much more.EvE Bio is a subsidiary of nonprofit Convergent Research, and is supported by Schmidt Futures.Convergent Research aims to help fill a structural gap in today's R&D system. We enable fundamental research that requires unusual levels of scale and coordination yet is not rapidly monetizable by industry. We’re bringing together top talent from academia, industry, and startups to build a new model for innovative R&D. As an incubator within the Schmidt Futures Network, we identify high-impact scientific or technical research and development opportunities, ultimately defining and launching these projects as Focused Research Organizations.Convergent Research, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law or Company policy. We strive for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibit harassment of any kind.