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Research Associate - I-SM

Company: Unicon Pharma
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:Research Associate - I
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Duration: 12 Months-Contract
Pay Rate-$30.00/hr on W2.
Job Overview
We are looking for a Research Associate to join our Analytical Development team. This individual will report to a Sr. Manager and will be responsible for managing starting materials, in-process samples, and final products receiving from various departments, assisting cell culture/cell banking/cryopreservation, and laboratory data management.

Responsibilities and Duties
Cryopreserve cell therapy samples from clinical trials and development programs;
Support sample management for routine in-process testing;
Perform data documentation in ELN to capture sample processing procedure and sample parameters;
Perform cell count data analysis for cell samples;
Perform general lab activities such as formulating media, culturing cells, passaging cells, calculating quantities of reagents, performing cell counting, and receiving and organizing samples;
Provide training to people on sample and inventory management system;
Develop SOP and work instructions for sample management activities;
Other duties as assigned;
Occasional weekend support will be required.

Bachelors degree in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field required with 2+ years of experience in a similar role in a laboratory;
Experience with aseptic technic as well as primary and mammalian cell culture
Prior biological sample management experience is a plus;
Ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to detail and successfully execute experiments at the bench;
Has a basic understanding of sample collection, processing protocols, and shipping conditions
Maintains inventory across multiple critical equipment temperature-controlled units
Understands GxP requirements;
Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills;
Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities;
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
Previous customer service experience is a plus;
Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is essential, and knowledge in statistical programming languages such as R and Python is a plus.

Keywords: Unicon Pharma, Long Beach , Research Associate - I-SM, Other , Long Beach, California

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