Position Available – Research Associate I/II – Exosomes

United Therapeutics – Research Triangle Park, NC

Position Overview:

Conduct and assist in research efforts to develop tissue-based regenerative medicine products for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension and other lung diseases.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

  • Routinely perform large-scale cell culture, including stem/progenitor cell culture, to support product development activities
  • Routinely perform bioanalytical assays to characterize cellular phenotypes (Western Blot, qPCR, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry)
  • Conduct process development studies to improve yield, purity, and quality of cell-secreted products
  • Routinely perform analytical assays to characterize the molecular composition of cell-secreted products
  • Assist in the development and execution of cell-based potency assays for candidate products
  • Author laboratory procedures and protocols for the production and analysis of cell-secreted products
  • Follow prescribed laboratory methods and protocols under GLP -like conditions
  • Record laboratory data in the in-house data management system(s)
  • Regularly present and discuss data with laboratory staff and program leaders

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Cell or Molecular Biology, or Biomedical Sciences
  • 2-5 years of post-baccalaureate experience in Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Biomedical Sciences
  • Experience with stem or progenitor cell culture, aseptic technique, and/or flow cytometry
  • Strong skills in molecular assays, cellular assays, and/or fluorescence microscopy

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Analytical skillset, with focus on macromolecular compositions (e.g. RNA, protein, lipids); FPLC experience a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team setting
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of co-workers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to independently follow experimental methods and protocols
  • Ability to organize data
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Ability to initiate routine and day-to-day tasks

United Therapeutics  Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: R00104


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