Research Associate

Viral Clearance · Frederick, Maryland
Department Viral Clearance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level


Job Requirements and Qualifications

• Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe required

• Must present a professional appearance and positive attitude 

• Excellent team-player; Strong ability to effectively interact with multiple departments

• Highly-motivated self-starter, with the ability to work with minimal oversight

• Flexible with the ability to adapt to varying situations

• Experience with laboratory procedures and aseptic technique required

• Knowledge of proper use and care of laboratory equipment

• Possesses an understanding or a willingness to learn and adhere to current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP)

• Exposure to cell culture and qPCR preferred

• Minimum of Associates degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related discipline, and/or 1+ years of equivalent experience in laboratory setting preferred


Job Responsibilities

• Provide routine care and maintenance of cell lines and host and indicator cell lines using techniques applicable to general cell culture

• Prepare cell culture media

• Execute scientific assays including qPCR and ELISA

• Perform virology techniques to include infectivity assays and virus production

• Execute client projects and required work with minimal supervision

• Participate in GLP studies as directed by Study Director

• Follow standard operating procedures and study protocols to maintain cells, conduct assays, interpret data, and record experimental observations in laboratory notebooks

• Maintain laboratory space

• Concierge the laboratories for clients which involves prepping equipment, stocking laboratory supplies and client specific materials 

• May be required to work some nights, weekends, holidays, etc., to complete projects


Company Overview:

Texcell North America is a contract research organization based in the Maryland/Virginia biotech corridor that specializes in large-scale cell culture and GLP-compliant viral clearance testing services that are performed in support of biopharma/biotech regulatory applications submitted to the FDA and other regulatory authorities. As a global organization, Texcell has conducted over 8,000 viral clearance evaluations world-wide.


Texcell-North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


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  • Location
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Department
    Viral Clearance
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience