Research and Development Scientist, RCL/HIV

Science – Gaithersburg, MD

Research and Development Scientist (RCL/HIV)
Gaithersburg, MD


Your Tasks:
As a member of the Lentigen Technology team, you will have the opportunity to perform duties within the area of development of new tests, including the development of a standard RCL test and in a second instance of an automatized RCL test. This includes the set-up of a standard test based on the use of C8166 cells, the characterization of the C8166 cells with respect to susceptibility and propagation of HIV over many cell passages, etc. A very issue related to this development is that the test has to comply with FDA requirements with at the end the transfer of the test to the QC department for routine use. Furthermore, you will be involved in the automatization of this specific test and eventually of other tests in the future. In this context, you will be directly involved in the conceptualization of such a test, responsible for designing specific experiments and analyzing the data using appropriate statistical methods. The particular duties of this position will allow you to work as part of a collaborative team environment. Overall, your prior experience designing and conducting RCL and HIV-related experiments will help empower Lentigen Technology’s continued success.

• Masters Degree in Molecular Biology, Immunology, or Virology
• 0-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Hands-on experience with RCL testing is a plus; experience generating live HIV stocks and performing virus titration assays are preferred
• Skilled in state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques including real-time and qPCR assays and advanced molecular cloning approaches
• Familiarity with various analytical methodologies including ELISA and SDS PAGE/Western blot
• Proficiency in the aseptic culture of mammalian cells, flow cytometry and cell-based assays
• Experience with high-throughput automation/ robotics is a plus
• Detail oriented, collaborative and can work effectively alongside a motivated team in order to achieve company goals
• Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands or finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have ability to handle more than one task at a time and must work at a rapid pace while maintaining attention to detail.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job is performed in a temperature-controlled facility without exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Generally, this job is performed in a sanitized laboratory setting and routinely uses standard medical and research equipment such as centrifuges, biosafety cabinets, microscopes, incubators, pipettes and computers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood, viruses (e.g., HIV-1), bacteria, body fluids and other tissues which may be infectious and have the potential to cause disease. Employees entering and leaving the laboratory must wear appropriate clothing and protective equipment such as scrubs, coveralls, masks, face shield, glasses and gloves. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Lentigen Technology Inc., a Miltenyi Biotec company, is transforming and progressing. Our culture is one of bold scientific innovation. Join a fresh and collaborative working environment that encourages contribution, innovation, and growth.

At Lentigen, we support the development and commercialization of novel treatments for human disease through the utilization of Lentiviral Vectors. We hold this widely recognized and clinically relevant method for delivering genetic materials into cells in order to modulate their function as a core strength of our company. We are scientists, engineers, physicians, support specialists, and more – all dedicated to improving scientific understanding and impacting human lives. At our Gaithersburg campus, we strive to find solutions to both the technical and conceptual barriers to the implementation of gene therapy approaches for the treatment of human disease.

Lentigen Technology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity