The Senior Biologist performs a variety of advanced laboratory procedures requiring accuracy, judgment and technical proficiency independently. The incumbent complies with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.
Adheres to appropriate quality guidelines.
Follows relevant SOPs and procedures with no supervision.
Receives and follows work orders, completing work as scheduled.
Communicates effectively with supervisor and others as appropriate on work status.
Performs viability and purity checks on biological materials.
Demonstrates competence in propagating and authenticating/characterizing a range of biological materials with no supervision.
Maintains knowledge of corporate and program policies and procedures.
Troubleshoots and maintains instrumentation in good working condition.
Develops SOPs and departmental documentation, as requested.
Recognizes critical characteristics of products within relevant area of specialty.
Actively acquires new lab skills and specialized knowledge.
Reads and understands relevant scientific literature.
Compiles and documents data as directed for technical presentation.
Utilizes advance computer skills. (i.e., expertise in the appropriate fields of ATCC’s ERP system).
Enters data in notebooks, batch records or advanced databases.
Participates in technology transfer within ATCC, as appropriate.
Performs advanced assays with no supervision.
Offers suggestions for and contributes to optimization of processes.
Trains others in laboratory and departmental procedures.
When appropriate, participates in scientific meetings, seminars and/or workshops to stay abreast of technology advances.
Communicates effectively with members of all programs at ATCC as well as with outside collaborators.
Develops protocols to implement special tests relevant to program specialty.
Provides training for CSRs and TSRs, as requested.
Develops and evaluates new and/or existing assays for characterization/authentication of biological materials.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a biological or related science required.
Five to eight years of relevant experience required.
An advanced degree may be substituted, in part, for experience.
Excellent aseptic cell culture skills are essential.Prior experience culturing cancer cells lines is highly preferred.
Experience with Conditionally Reprogrammed Cells (CRC) technology is highly preferred.
Experience with immunofluorescence staining or immunocytochemistry (ICC) combined with the use of a fluorescent microscope is preferred.
Experience in cell-based assay development is highly desirable and experience with QC assay development in an industrial environment is desirable.
Prior experience with technology transfer is desirable.
General molecular biology laboratory procedures involving qualitative and quantitative analysis for nucleic acids and proteins (PCR, real-time PCR, western blot, ELISA, etc.) is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of cancer cell biology.
Excellent skills with aseptic cell culture.
Outstanding skills performing cell-based assays
Ability to work independently.
Attention to detail.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities of an advanced nature, simultaneously.
Maintains accurate records.
Demonstrates an advanced breadth of knowledge and expertise in relevant scientific discipline.
American Type Culture Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.