ATCC is seeking a Senior Scientist for a direct hire career opportunity based in Gaithersburg, MD. The Senior Scientist will join the Microphysiological Systems (MPS) program aiming to combine state-of-the-art technology and human biology to push scientific boundaries and enable a new era for 21st-century science for human health.
The Senior Scientist is responsible for supporting the MPS activities by developing and implementing iPS cell strategies. The Senior Scientist will establish and develop products for life science research in academia, government, biotech, pharmaceutical institutions, and others. The Senior Scientist initiates, executes, and directs all scientific research and troubleshoots research activities identifying and resolving complex problems in which they apply an understanding of scientific principles and proficiency in research methods.
The Senior Scientist collects research and evidence to make hypotheses, runs tests, and gains and shares understanding and knowledge. They will work with interdepartmental cross-functional teams as needed on new product development, services, or informatics projects. The Senior Scientist is a resource to lower-level staff. They provide training and mentorship to biologists and peers for technologies and collaborative projects. They use professional concepts and organizational objectives to solve complex problems independently in creative and effective ways.
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred Education and Experience:
The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Pharmacology, or Biomedical Engineering (or equivalent) with 5+ years of experience working both independently and collaboratively in a laboratory environment.
Strong technical expertise in cell reprogramming and implementing methods for the production of and/or differentiation of iPS cells in various tissues such as neural and cardiac.
Experience developing and implementing analytic methods to characterize the quality and suitability of iPS-derived cells
Experience in 3D cell culture, organoids, or spheroids is desired
Demonstrated and proficient skills in mammalian cell culture and associated techniques
Knowledge of Microphysiological System (MPS), or Organ-on-Chip (OoC) technologies is a bonus
Expertise in cellular and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry and RT-PCR
Experience in biochemical assays including ELISA, MSD, colorimetric, fluorometric, and luminescent assays
Ability to perform immunofluorescence staining, microscopy (phase contrast, fluorescent, live, and confocal imaging), and associated image analysis in collaboration with other team members
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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