R&D Scientist, Purification & Characterization

Science – Gaithersburg, MD

Research and Development Scientist, Purification & Characterization
Gaithersburg, MD

Your Tasks:
As a member of the Lentigen Technology team, you will have the opportunity to develop methods for the separation of different particle types and their characterization. Also, you will develop, evaluate and implement novel analytical methods for the fine characterization of viral vectors and exosomes, in view of the distinction of viral vectors from exosomes. You will design specific experiments to test LV function, perform statistical analysis of results, and communicate results internally, for use in publications, and in scientific meetings. Your responsibility will also include the development of chromatography-based separation steps in-view of the optimization of an existing purification protocol and their standard characterization. Overall, you will be responsible for the analysis of lentiviral vector function using standard assays, implementing novel analytical methods in view of the better characterization of lentiviral vectors with respect to other particulate materials produced in parallel.

• Masters Degree in Molecular Biology, Immunology, or Virology
• 0-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Skilled in performing analytical assays such as qPCR, SDS-page, Western Blot, protein and DNA quantitation, Flow Cytometry/FACS, NTA, etc.
• 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 to 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 the 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, bacteria, body fluids and other tissues. Employees entering and leaving the laboratory must wear appropriate clothing and protective equipment such as scrubs, coveralls, masks, 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