Scientist/Sr Scientist - Cell Biology
Lonza - Walkersville, MD

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Proactively creates ideas for novel human cell products, spanning primary cells, stem cells and related products.

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Brings a high cell biology expertise in particular to primary cells to improve our existing product portfolio as well as executing new product development.

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Drafts and reviews product specifications, project plans, as well as transfers knowledge between the involved departments.

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Independently designs research projects, prepares project outlines, and tracks project progress against milestones, deadlines, as well as project costs and risk development.

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Actively carries out experiments, either independently or as part of a matrix team, performs data analysis, and develops concise summaries with conclusions and recommendations.

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Supervises, mentors, and trains Research Associates with the objective to achieve project goals according to timelines and product specifications.

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Constantly expands skill set and enhances knowledge related to cell biology and cell culture by keeping up with the literature, interacting with fellow scientists, and attending scientific conferences.

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Establishes an excellent working relationship and open communication with colleagues across departments such as R&D, Business Development, and Marketing, and Operations, and across sites.

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Presents project progress and outcomes at group and department meetings. Prepares and delivers professional presentations at national and international scientific conferences.
Qualifications
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Ph.D. in a life science discipline with at least 2 years of hands-on experience with primary and/or stem cell culture.
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Extensive working knowledge of freezing/thawing, culturing, characterizing, and differentiating human cells is essential.
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Knowledge and expertise in advanced culture methodology, including 3D/organotypic in-vitro models, on the background of cell-based assays and novel cell culture models.
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Broad cell biology laboratory hands-on skill set, including flow cytometry, real-time PCR, and immunofluorescence staining.
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Must be able to independently develop and assess new ideas, design project plans, and execute projects as part of a matrix team.
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Willing to contribute to projects outside the group’s scope where expertise and support are required.
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Comfortable with working on weekends and holidays when necessary.
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Previous supervisory experience with strong team leadership is a plus.
Desired skills:
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Innovative and solid “outside-the-box”-thinking capabilities.
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Outstanding communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
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Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
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Experience in working independently as well as strong desire to work as part of a matrix team.
Outstanding work ethics, highly motivated, and willing to mentor and teach others.

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