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  • Research Technician - Cell Culture

    About the Role: In this position within Cell Culture Shared Resource, you will establish, maintain, expand, and stock various types of cell cultures, which include immortalized cells, primary cells, tissue slices, stem cells, and/or organoids. The responsibilities also include developing transient, stable transgene, gene and genome edited cell populations and lines. The Cell Culture Shared Resource, a part of Cell Biology Operations, supports research that develops new molecular tools and imaging technologies to illustrate neuronal circuits involved in organismal behaviors, and studies cellular, organellar, and molecular functions to understand how cells work and communicate across tissues and whole organisms. What We Provide: Gain research experience in a collaborative and supportive research environment. A diverse team looking forward to exploring how your unique background, talents, and interests could contribute to Cell Culture's ability to support science at Janelia. A competitive compensation package, with comprehensive health and welfare benefits. What You'll Do: Perform laboratory techniques such as thawing, freezing, passaging, transfecting, and counting of standard immortalized mammalian cells and non-mammalian cells. Create transient, stable transgene, and gene and genome edited cell populations and lines. Perform laboratory techniques to create, establish, and maintain primary cells from animal organs and tissues. Perform laboratory techniques to culture and maintain embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells as requested. Prepare media, buffers, and solutions used by the shared resource or other researchers for cell cultures. Operate and maintains equipment used for cell culture such as incubators, fluorescence and non-fluorescence microscopes, and cell counters. Maintain laboratory supply inventory and perform other duties as assigned. What You Bring: BS in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or other life science with two-four years of experience. Master's or graduate degree a plus. An equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered. Demonstrated proficiency in the care and maintenance of immortalized, primary, embryonic, and/or induced pluripotent cell lines. Demonstrated proficiency in monitoring culture quality and cell health conditions. Familiar with the use of light and fluorescent microscopes, cell counters, and incubators. Familiar with cell transfection methods (viral, chemical, electroporation), performing cell transfection, and knowledge of molecular biology (recombinant DNA, plasmids, etc.). Capable of rapidly adapting to handle a variety of specimens and projects, often in parallel. Ability to interact with co-workers and research staff at all levels. Ability to provide technical consultation on cell culture methods and protocol adaptation. Strong time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills. Communication skills to update team members, supervisors, and researchers on the status of work in progress. Capable of handling experimental animal species. Physical Requirements Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances or other hazardous materials. Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis. Please Note: This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Compensation and Benefits Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more. Compensation Range $42,900.00 (minimum) - $53,700.00 (midpoint) - $69,740.00 (maximum) Pay Type: Annual HHMI's salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range. HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    $42.9k-69.7k yearly12d ago
  • Research Associate in Aquaculture Production

    TITLE: Research Associate - Aquaculture Production The Research Associate will serve as a core support person to assist the PI, staff, and students to perform research in the Aquaculture Production Sciences group at the College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences (CACS).
    $74k-92k yearly est.24d ago
  • Research And Development Technician

    General Description: The Research Associate will work with the department manager and laboratory supervisor to insure the success of department goals and efforts. The Research Associate will be required to be proactive to complete tasks and assignments given; if an issue or problem arises, they are expected to report to their direct supervisor. If the direct supervisor is not available, then the department manager will need to be notified. The Research Associate will also diligently and routinely participate in laboratory cleaning according to established SOPs. Additionally, trouble shooting and the ability to use logic to find solutions to problems are important. The functions of the Research Associate will be performed under supervision and is expected to complete assigned duties in a timely manner and with acceptable quality. Essential Functions: Primary Duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following: Viral and Bacterial assay development/optimization of real-time RT-PCR assays Maintain/order supplies and reagents Manufacture and packaging of R&D real-time RT-PCR assays/QC testing Assist in the collection of analysis of quality control data/documentation Completing stability testing of real-time RT-PCR assays Extraction of DNA and RNA Development and testing of novel extraction techniques Preparation of buffers and reagents Processing of time sensitive samples, including extraction, PCR and analysis of samples Production of positive control material for PCR and RT-PCR assays Comfortable in working with human and animal pathogens, i.e. influenza and blood products Follow all safety regulations as outlined in the SOPs, including maintenance of contamination-free laboratory Responsible for general equipment monitoring such as recording daily temperatures Demonstrated ability to seek, learn, and apply new skills and knowledge to perform job responsibilities Complete tasks ahead of schedule Mobility to frequently alternate between sitting, standing, lifting, etc. as required to store materials, etc. to perform job responsibilities Keep an accurate, accessible and comprehensive laboratory notebook
    $49k-78k yearly est.22h ago
  • Vulnerability Research and Development - US Citizens

    Zetier hires skilled engineers and non-technical experts that are driven by mission success. Desired Technical Domains at Zetier: To prevent limiting world-class talent to a single project, technical domain, or target space at Zetier we consider your full potential, background, and interests and align that to an engineering grade of Junior, Journeyman, Senior, xor Principal.
    $71k-107k yearly est.16d ago
  • Bacteriophage Therapeutics Research Technician II

    ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well. ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. Bacteriophage Therapeutics - Research Technician ICON is recruiting for a
    $29k-43k yearly est.15d ago
  • Research Assistant

    Apex is hiring NOW for a talented and highly motivated individual for an pilot manufacturing position at their Gaithersburg site. Location : Gaithersburg, MD (onsite, 9-5pm)
    $33k-49k yearly est.4d ago
  • Research Associate I, Single Cell Analysis Facility

    The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join the Single Cell Analysis Facility (SCAF) of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at NCI. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), where CRTP scientists work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.
    $46k-70k yearly est.11d ago
  • Research Associate

    GAITHERSBURG, MD Required Skills: This position requires a high school diploma, Associates Degree (science related field, preferred) or equivalent with 1 to 5 years of lab operations experience. Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment is a must. Skills should include general laboratory techniques and instrumentation. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. The candidate should be self-motivated and possess good interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills. Strong problem-solving, documentation and organizational skills with a focus on details and results. Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with functional group members, project teams, manufacturing personnel, and suppliers is essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel. Project Description: The Scale Up Lab (SUL) at the Client in the Manufacturing Sciences department (within Research and Development) is responsible for scale up, technology transfer, and facility fit assessment of clinical and commercial processes. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the SUL team in preparing medias and buffers as well as ordering raw materials, tracking, and maintaining inventory. The SUL team support multiple functions in development: toxicology studies, process lock and early / late-stage development and to meet material demands to support CMC teams. This position is focused on supporting the upstream and downstream labs. This is a hands-on, laboratory/pilot plant position that requires good laboratory skills and ability to follow standard procedures. Operating balances, filtration equipment, use of aseptic techniques, water systems, peristaltic pumps, laminar flow hoods, pH meters, conductivity meters and other laboratory equipment. Preparation of reagents, stock solutions, and buffers. Order, track and maintain chemical and lab supply inventory and work with vendors as needed. This position reports to a Manager within the SUL. This 6+ month position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Jacqueline: ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE
    $58k-84k yearly est.2d ago
  • Research Technician II

    ICON Government and Public Health Solutions has a distinct ability to provide rapid response efforts to global health crises. ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (IGP) is a full-service CRO specializing in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices.
    $29k-43k yearly est.13d ago
  • Food Microbiologist

    Who we are? Nature's Touch has established itself as a leader on the market for the distribution of frozen fruits and vegetables since 2004. We source from all over the world to secure a steady and reliable supply to bring the highest quality frozen fruits and vegetables to our customers at a competitive price and provide consumers with a consistent quality experience every time. Why join us? Come and grow your career by joining a dynamic team and participate in the growth of a leading company in its industry! We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with drug, dental care, vision care, paramedical services, life insurance, etc. We also offer paid personal days in addition to the vacation time. If that wasn't enough, here are other reasons you should join us! Great work environment, friendly and dynamic teams Free on-site parking On-site training offered We are currently hiring for our Food Microbiologist! What you will do: Collect samples of air, water, and fruits (raw material, finished goods) Perform environmental swabbing as required Perform microbiological analysis on the collected samples and environmental swabs in accordance with approved scientific methods Weekly verification of sanitation effectiveness by ATP swabbing Maintain records of the conduct and outcome of laboratory analysis Daily verification of CCP Calibrate, maintain, and clean the laboratory equipment as needed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Administration: identify gaps that require procedures, develop procedures as needed, and maintain the accuracy of current procedures Internal audits: participate in internal audits, provide feedback to responsible areas Perform quality testing of food products such as physical analysis, pH and Brix when required Daily GMP inspection and product change-over check Develop and coordinate annual refresher training for all Production employees Performing inventory in the lab Assist in root cause analysis for consumer complaint and plant
    $79k-115k yearly est.13d ago
  • Research Associate II- Foster City, CA- ONSITE/HYBRID/ REMOTE-6-month CONTRACT

    The In Vivo Pathology (IVP) team within the Pathobiology department of a leading Biopharma company is seeking a Research Associate II to support the management of downstream pathology workflows in support of pre-clinical in vivo pharmacological studies.
    $35-40 hourly1d ago
  • Research Associate II

    Position Summary: The Research Associate II (COVID-19) will report to the Manager of Research and Development and provide research support to the COVID-19 vaccine development team. Actalent connects passion with purpose. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. The primary role of the Research Associate II is to collaborate and assist the COVID-19 vaccine development team with information gathering, conducting experiments, and contributing to presentations and written reports. The Research Associate II will demonstrate strong knowledge in molecular biology (including but not restricted to PCR, real-time PCR, RNA/DNA purification), flowcytometry, cell culture and enzymatic activity assays.
    $46k-70k yearly est.12d ago
  • Associate I, Research Associate (Temporary Contractor/Limited Engagement)

    The temporary Associate I, Research Associate serves in a crosscutting role across Pew's research areas - including health and human services, safety and justice, fiscal and economic policy, domestic and international environmental policy, and Pew's hometown of Philadelphia - assisting in data collection and analysis in the early phases of project research and quality control in the latter. The temporary Associate I is based in Washington, D.C., is eligible for up to 60% telework, and reports to the project director, conservation science; day-to-day supervision and work assignments will be handled by the manager, RRS. Payroll The selected candidate will work onsite at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC, but will not be employed by Pew.
    $85k-106k yearly est.14d ago
  • Microbiologist

    Certis provides health benefits, a 401(k)-retirement plan with company matching contributions, and a performance-based annual bonus opportunity in addition to base salary. Certis has the largest number of global registrations of biological products and has the relationships needed to deliver those products across a multitude of market segments and geographies. The Microbiologist is an integral part of the R&D team and supports the research and development of biological products in a safe and efficient manner. Certis has the broadest portfolio of biological crop solutions for use in both organic and conventional agriculture on the market today. The duties of the Microbiologist include cultivation and fermentation of various microbial cultures in petri dishes, shake flasks, and small fermenters; maintaining microbial strain collections; performing QC of production batches when necessary; developing new and adapting current methods when required; providing Microbiology guidance and expertise to projects. Certis Biologicals is a pioneer in the development of pest management solutions and has become one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of biopesticides.
    $55k-82k yearly est.3d ago
  • Research Associate/Bioinformatics

    Vanda Pharmaceuticals offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and a 401(k) matching program.
    $55k-90k yearly est.14d ago
  • Hot & Cold Technician - Alexandria, Virginia

    * Sustains service vehicle, tools, and uniforms to Tech24 standards.
    $45k-74k yearly est.30d ago
  • Bachelor's Level Research Assistant with Security Clearance

    In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more. RAND is seeking highly motivated Research Assistants to work on a variety of national security projects as members of multi-disciplinary research teams addressing complex policy problems. Research Assistant experience, either in an academic setting, in another research-oriented organization, or within a research unit of a public- or private-sector firm; or intelligence communities, or with related federal government agencies Location: Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, PA; and Santa Monica, CA
    $47.2k-64.9k yearly13d ago
  • Research Technician - Fly Facility

    As a Research Technician, you will work closely with the current team to provide support for Janelia's scientific community working with Drosophila and C. elegans.
    $42.9k-69.7k yearly15d ago
  • Scientist I/II - Molecular Characterization Lab (MoCha)

    Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick This position will be located in Frederick, Maryland. The Scientist will use genomic technologies to lead several preclinical and clinical studies in translational oncology. Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. This position can be hired at either the Scientist I or Scientist II level. The successful candidate will also assist the Senior Principal Scientist/Manager in the management of team projects and will be expected to contribute to the overall success of the laboratory. The Molecular Characterization Laboratory (MoCha) is part of Leidos Biomedical Research's Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.
    $55k-83k yearly est.21h ago
  • Research Associate I

    Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
    $46k-70k yearly est.2d ago

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Average Salary For a Cell Technician

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Cell Technician is $51,227 per year or $25 per hour. The highest paying Cell Technician jobs have a salary over $79,000 per year while the lowest paying Cell Technician jobs pay $32,000 per year

Updated March 26, 2023
Average Cell Technician Salary
$50,866 yearly
$25 hourly

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Technicians are skilled professionals who primarily work with technology in different industries. They are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of the various items they work with. They are usually working with electricity or with technological advancements. Technicians may be assigned to do the construction of equipment or materials related to their field of study. They may also be assigned to conduct diagnostics and other maintenance activities to ensure that the equipment works properly. Technicians may also be required to conduct basic repairs in case of problems. It is important that technicians have good analytical skills and decision-making skills.

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