Research Technician - Cell Culture

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 02/20/2020 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 17178

Job Description

Research Technician - Cell Culture

TranscripTx, Inc. is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company located in Menlo Park, California that is developing novel therapeutics for rare genetic diseases.


Requirements & Experience:

1+ years of hands-on Cell Culture experience in a laboratory setting with a BS in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or a related field


Primary responsibilities:

TranscripTx is seeking an experienced cell culture researcher to join a team developing cell-based and biochemical assays to support lead molecule development and optimization. This individual will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including (but not limited to):

  • Culture, maintenance and QC of a variety of mammalian cell lines and primary cells.
  • Development of cell-based models for proof of concept studies.
  • Method development for functional readouts.
  • Support drug screening efforts and proof of concept studies.
  • Coordination with fellow researchers both to plan for cell culture requirements on a weekly and monthly basis and to assist with their cell line needs by expanding and delivering cells at an appropriate concentration on time.
  • Process and analyze tissue samples from in vivo studies.
  • Perform experiments and analyze data with minor supervision.
  • Present data at group meetings.
  • Contribute to lab management activities.


  • Demonstrated high level expertise and proficiency in mammalian cell culture.
  • Experience handling human biological specimens, establishing cell lines from clinical samples and/or with ex vivo 3D tissue culture models is a plus.
  • Prior experience working in a cell culture core facility or biorepository would also be great to have.
  • Hands-on experience with microscopy and immunofluorescence is a plus.
  • Some knowledge with molecular biology and protein biochemistry techniques: SDS-PAGE, Western blot, protein quantitation, PCR, DNA/RNA purification and analysis, real-time qPCR.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to details and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent data analysis and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and passion for working in a fast paced, multidisciplinary small team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Contract position (40 hrs per week), with potential to lead to full time employment.

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