Molecular Biologist (CHO cell lines)

Posted 13 May 2024
Salary US$49 - US$52 per hour + Health, Vision and Dental
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameJustin Mertel

Job description

Orion Project Services LLC. and our largest US client have an exciting contract opportunity for Molecular Biologists in Worcester, MA!!! We are seeking a highly motivated molecular biologist to join the CHO Cell Line Development team and advance the Company's Biologics pipeline.

Don't pass on this amazing opportunity to join a market leading pharmaceutical company!

Molecular Biologist

$49 - $52/hr (medical benefits available)

1 year initial contract with possibility for extension

M - F 8 am to 5 pm some hybrid days


CHO Cell Line Development, Bioprocess Development and Launch. The scientist in this position will have several responsibilities in supporting the company's CHO cell line development pipeline, including expression vector design and genetic characterization of cell lines and cell banks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate expression vector design, construction, and quality control
  • Characterize CHO cell lines using a variety of molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, ddPCR, Southern blot, northern blot, and sequencing analysis
  • Maintain detailed, accurate, and clear documentation of experiments and activities
  • Effectively organize and communicate research progress and planned activities through oral and written presentations
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Cell Line Development group and across multiple functional areas of the Bioprocess Development and Launch department to advance the company Biologics Pipeline
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab
  • Demonstrate scientific initiative and creative thinking to achieve project goals and contribute team performance in a climate of scientific rigor
  • Contribute to the smooth and effective operation of the CHO Cell Line Development labs through the 5S program
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, and GxP compliance

Qualifications needed to be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years exp. or Master's Degree in Cell/Molecular Biology or a related field with 2 years of relevant experience; pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred
  • Experience with expression vector elements, construction, and molecular cloning is a must.
  • Proven track record in vector biology, cell line genetic characterization, and/or CHO cell line development
  • Expertise in molecular biology techniques, including PCR-based assays and sequencing analysis
  • Hands on experience with ddPCR is strongly preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Collaborative and proactive attitude with strong scientific curiosity, work ethic, and attention to detail

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.