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Draper Molecular or Cell Biologist or Bioengineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

The Bioengineering Division is seeking a motivated laboratory researcher to support the research and development of multiple cutting-edge technologies. At Draper Bioengineering, we work at the interface between engineering and biology, and the successful applicant will join a team working on cell processing for therapeutic applications. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, observant, collaborative, and dedicated, and will be fluent in molecular and cell biology. Experience working in a BSL2 level tissue culture laboratory is required, as well as an understanding of cellular immunology and flow cytometry. We offer an atmosphere that fosters innovation, a supportive team environment, intellectual freedom and creativity, and an emphasis on career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform flow cytometric analysis of whole blood and processed cell products, including multiplexed marker analysis

  • Culture and manipulation of immune cells (e.g. isolation of sub-populations)

  • Perform standard immunoassays (e.g. ELISA, Luminex)

  • Setup, maintain, QC, and troubleshoot flow cytometer in coordination with colleagues

  • Create, document and maintain assay protocols; analyze, document and report experimental data within a Quality system

  • Support lab organization and maintenance as needed

  • BA/BS in a biology discipline or biomedical engineering, with 2 years relevant laboratory experience, preferably in an interdisciplinary environment

  • Hands-on experience with immune cells and molecular biology

  • Preferable: experience with genetic engineering, flow cytometry and FloJo software, and/or primary cell culture

  • Laboratory organizational skills, attention to detail, good presentation and communication skills, computer literate (MS Word, Excel) including experience with electronic lab notebook or similar data organization tools

  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative environment, and adapt to changing priorities

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security Government security clearance requires proof of US citizenship.

Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.

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ID: 2022-6130

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

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