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Associate Scientist I, Cell Line Development

Fremont, CA • Full Time

Job Description
We are looking for a highly motivated associate to join the Cell Line Development group in a fast-paced, fast-growing CDMO. This position will be responsible for conducting laboratory experiments in support of the development, selection, and characterization of high-producing cell lines for the manufacturing of protein therapeutics.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform routine culture work for mammalian cell lines, including cell passage and cell banking.
  • Transfection, screening, subcloning and characterization of stably transfected cell lines for the expression of product candidates.
  • Perform restriction digestion/purification of plasmids, extraction of gDNA or RNA from CHO cells, and perform RT-PCR.
  • Conduct production and genetic stability study of cell lines.
  • Work closely with other functional teams to support development activities.
  • Present data summaries and study conclusions at internal and external scientific meetings. Summarize results in technical documents.
  • Ensure all work is appropriately documented in lab notebook and reports are written in timely manner.
  • Some weekend work is required.


  • Practical experience with mammalian cell culture techniques including sterile technique, transfecting, passaging, and banking cells.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and high throughput screening assays is desired.
  • The successful candidate should be organized, self-motived, and able to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • BS/BA in relevant life science disciplines with 1 plus years of laboratory experience or a MS in relevant life science disciplines.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

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Bionova Scientific is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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