As a Research Associate, you will be working with a team of Flow Cytometry Scientists supporting the pre-clinical and clinical teams at Champions Oncology. Main responsibilities are to prepare and handle primary specimens, including peripheral blood, ascites and other liquid biospecimens. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to;
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
Project management: Maintain laboratory records and notebook, organize and compile data, and write weekly reports on results
Qualifications and Skills
BS with 2-year experience or MS degree required.
Industry experience working with pre-clinical and clinical samples is preferred.
Experience with multicolor flow cytometry is preferred.
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
Experience working in a regulated environment (GLP or GCLP)
Proficiency in MS office suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of integrity and confidentiality.
Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions.
Strong planning, organizational, computer, written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work.
Physical demands and work environment
Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel.
Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility
Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing.
In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.
Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Internal Number: 13011
About Champions Oncology
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.