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Research Associate, Flow Cytometry

Champions Oncology

Rockville, MD, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Sciences
  • Post Date: 09/23/2022
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  • Company Address: One University Plaza, Suite 307, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

About Champions Oncology

Champions Oncology, Inc. provides an end-to-end range of research and development solutions and services that improve the productivity of oncology drug development. Using both in vitro to in vivo testing platforms companies can leverage the expertise at Champions Oncology to help guide decision making for clinical development scenarios.

Job Description

About us
Champions Oncology provides an end-to-end range of oncology research and development solutions and services that improve the productivity of drug development. As a growing Contract Research Organization (CRO), our work environment is fast-paced, challenging and ever adapting to meet the needs and timelines of our pharmaceutical-clients. Our team is passionate and self-motivated working together to accelerate the challenges of oncology drug development and ultimately improve patients’ lives around the world. 
Job classification and location: Full time in Rockville, MD. 
Job overview
  • Preparation and handling of primary specimens, including peripheral blood, ascites, other liquid biospecimens.
  • Isolation of white blood cells by density gradient separation
  • Primary immune cell culture (experience with T cells, NK cells, Dendritic cells, Macrophages)
  • Sample preparation (murine or human tissues/cells) for immunostaining and acquisition by flow cytometry
  • Cell culture for primary cells and cell lines
  • Perform multicolor flow cytometry including autonomous use of flow cytometer(s) and flow analysis software
  • Perform ex vivo and in vitro assays for immuno-oncology relevant endpoints (e.g. ELISA and multiplex cytokine assays)
  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and develop methods for unmet experimental needs
  • Maintain laboratory records and notebook, organize and compile data, and write weekly reports on results
Qualifications and Skills
  • BS with 2-year experience. Preferred field of study in immunology or related sciences.
  • Industry experience working with pre-clinical and clinical samples is preferred.
  • Experience with multicolor flow cytometry is required
  • Expertise in aseptic techniques for handling primary human cells and for mammalian cell culture
  • Proficiency with processing primary tissues and other samples for downstream assays
  • Proficiency in Immunostaining, flow Cytometry acquisition and analysis
  • Good documentation practices and able to follow established standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (GLP or GCLP)
  • Proficiency in MS office suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to coordinate parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization.
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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