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BioIVT Science Associate - Cell Culture in Detroit, Michigan

The SA-II is responsible for sample processing and quality control assessment of our dissociated cell, primary cell and cell line products. The Associate will be required to perform tissue dissociations and cell isolations from fresh tissue and biofluid specimens for both standard and custom processing requests. Other duties include analytical flow cytometry and flow data analysis, cell line and primary cell culture, and PBMC and BMMC isolation. Experience with aseptic technique/sterile cell culture is a must. Possesses the capacity and aptitude to manage small laboratory projects and quality control processes. Self-motivation, multi-tasking and great attention to detail are required to be successful in this role, in addition to good project management and communication skills. This position demands a flexible individual who thrives in a fast paced, high throughput environment. Job tasks will often require extended periods of time working under cold temperatures. h1Responsibilities/h1ulliFresh human tissue dissociation and cell cryopreservation/liliCell characterization by analytical flow cytometry and flow data analysis/liliEstablishing, maintaining and expanding primary cell cultures/liliIsolation of PBMCs and BMMCs/liliDaily documentation, log completion and lab notebook usage for sample processing and cell culture activities/liliKnowledge of and adherence to ISO9001 and CAP requirements/liliProper handling and quality control of biomaterials according to Standard Operating Procedures/liliData entry, thorough specimen tracking and database upkeep/liliPerform general laboratory and equipment maintenance according to CAP and ISO 9001 standards/liliKnowledge of relevant laboratory software and equipment/liliEfficient processing of standard and custom order requests /liliEffectively interact with internal and external customers regarding order requests/liliIdentify and resolve any potential issues that may arise during order fulfillment/liliCross-train within adjacent departments as assigned/liliMaintain all department supply orders/liliAdherence to all OSHA/MiOSHA specimen processing and handling requirements/liliManage small laboratory projects as assigned; primary focus on cost, timelines, and QC processes/liliParticipate in on-call scheduled rotations for special projects/liliIdentify and develop improvements in departmental processes/liliProvide support for inventory management projects/liliEffective time management skills to monitor workflow and long-term projectrocess improvements/liliOther duties as assigned/li/ulAttributesulliExcellent written and verbal communication skills/liliProficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook/liliOrganizational skills with great attention to detail/liliEffective record-keeping and problem-solving skills/liliAbility to multi-task and prioritize duties/li/ul

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