Senior Research Associate - Flow Cytometry

Job Details
Institution: Precision Medicine Group
Keyword Names: Industry: Contract Research
Line 1: Precision Medicine Group
City: Frederick
State / County: Maryland
Country: United States

Job Description

Senior Research Associate - Flow Cytometry

Precision Medicine Group, Frederick, Maryland, USA

At Precision for Medicine, we support our pharmaceutical and life-sciences clients through every stage of product research, development and commercialization. With employees in over 25 offices worldwide, we provide full-service clinical trial execution support and specialty lab and biomarker informatics services across the globe, accelerating our clients pathway from proof of concept to drug approval.

Precision’s specialty in-vitro and ex vivo assays achieve a variety of research, safety, efficacy, and biomarker objectives. Meticulous sample handling and sophisticated global logistics are fundamental for achieving high-quality, accurate study results. Our services include research and clinical trial support, backed by our repository, cell biology, sample processing, and molecular capabilities—all with industry-leading quality systems, including GxP, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, College of American Pathology (CAP), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

You will participate in flow cytometry projects through assay development, validation, and execution in a timely fashion. You will perform assays according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. May perform other cell-based assays.

Characteristics likely to be successful:

  • You are curious and want to know why things happen and how things work
  • You are creative thinker presenting groundbreaking solutions for our clients
  • You have high attention to detail, are patient, and persistent recognizing continued observation and data collection is essential while searching for the best solution
  • You have superb communication skills and are able to work as a part of team and collaborate with colleagues
  • You are a problem solver carefully analyzing information and making critical decisions to provide specific solutions to our clients' problems

What You'll Do:

  • Perform Flow cytometry primarily, as well as, other immune assays
  • Perform experiments, independently and accurately analyze and present data
  • Assist in establishing and improving all procedures and required SOP documentation
  • Identify, update and implement emerging laboratory techniques
  • Maintain and support safe lab practices and environment
  • Act as a scientific resource externally to clients and internally
  • Assists with writing, reviewing and editing contract and grant applications/proposals as appropriate
  • May present completed work at appropriate scientific meetings and in publications

What You'll Need:
Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Life Sciences, Biology, or other related discipline) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4 years of prior related laboratory experience

Other Required:

  • Experience with flow cytometry assays using both whole blood or isolated cells
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required
  • The ability to organize and analyze data and assist in preparation of reports
  • Possess strong computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad Prism, Diva, and Flowjo
  • Excellent use of discernment and discretion required
  • Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
  • Ability to see and differentiate between colors on the full color spectrum
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language


  • A deep understanding of current GLP or CAP/CLIA/ISO standards
  • Experience with FACS techniques
  • Experience in cell-mediated immunity through flow cytometry, as well as, ELISpot, ELISA, MSD, and/or Luminex