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Cell Line and Cell Culture Technical Specialist in Andover, MA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Utilize molecular biology techniques to genetically engineer mammalian cell lines by overexpressing, knocking down or knocking out various gene targets.
  • Evaluate the engineered cells for the desired genotype and phenotype using shake flask and small scale bioreactor experiments

Must have thorough knowledge of molecular and mammalian cell biology including: 

  • Construction and verification of complex DNA vectors
  • Generation and characterization of genetically engineered cell lines
  • Knock-down or knock-out of gene targets using miRNA, siRNA, and CRISPR / Cas9 technology
  • Assess gene expression using RT qPCR
  • Perform western blot analysis to query the protein expression of various target genes.
  • When required, the candidate will also be working closely with the scientists to perform cell maintenance and conduct cell culture experiments in shakeflasks, bioreactors, miniature bioreactors (ambr15) etc.


  • BS/BA, MS/MA or PhD/DSc in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biology or equivalent fields, 0-2 years industrial experience preferred.
  • DNA ligation, Gibson assembly and Gateway assembly
  • In silico analysis of DNA (ex. vector NTI software)
  • Perform aseptic mammalian cell culture, 
  • Experience in performing molecular biology assays including but not limited western blots, qRT-PCR, etc
  • Experience with molecular cloning techniques such as plasmid construction, preparation and analysis, RNA, cDNA and genomic DNA preparation, sequencing, CRISPR/CAS9 technology 
  • Experience performing transfections to overexpress, knockout or knockdown genetic engineering targets. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with scientists, compile results in electronic note books and prepare slides/reports on the experimental work performed as and when required. 
  • Course work and/or past experience in the cellular metabolism is preferred.

***For immediate consideration, please email your updated resume to with 'Cell Culture Technical Specialist' in the subject line.

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