Research Specialist

at Regenerative Medical Solutions (view profile)
Location Madison, WI
Date Posted June 6, 2019
Category Biotechnology
Job Type Full-time
Address 505 S Rosa Rd #26


Job Title: Research Specialist

Department: Cell Culture

Location: MG&E Innovation Center Madison, WI

Reports To: Laboratory Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt



Regenerative Medical Solutions (RMS) is dedicated to helping find a cure for diabetes. RMS’ extensive research has fostered human pluripotent stem cell derived pancreatic lineage cells for use in drug discovery, toxicity testing, assay models and therapeutic solutions.


Job Purpose

The Research Specialist will provide technical services including performing human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culture, various assays and other related responsibilities.


Primary Responsibilities

· Thaw, expand, maintain and cryopreserve human pluripotent stem cells and differentiated derivatives

· Perform flow cytometry, immunostaining and qPCR assays

· Perform flow cytometry analysis using tools such as FlowJo and other software products

· Prepare cells for distribution to clients

· Under some supervision, conduct independent research projects involving human pluripotent stem cells and related materials

· Maintain accurate records of experiments and analysis using organizational procedures and best practices of RMS

· Learn techniques across the organization; work collaboratively; and develop areas of expertise

· Carry out quality assurance and quality control programs on cell lines and related materials and equipment

· Carry out laboratory maintenance, record-keeping, equipment maintenance, and order supplies

· Follow all safety guidelines, facility use guidelines, standard operating procedures, and other relevant regulatory requirements.

· Provide assistance with other projects, as necessary to support the mission, goals, and financial objectives of RMS

· Meet deadlines consistently including reports

· Attend weekly lab meetings and other meetings as required

· Meet personal and organizational goals



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Education and Experience:

· At least 3 years laboratory experience; proficient in lab skills and techniques

· Experience in sterile culture techniques is required

· Experience in culturing pluripotent stem cells is preferred

· Experience in flow cytometry, qPCR, and immunostaining is preferred

· Experience with plasmid preparation and purification is preferred

· Experience in software tools, including MS Office, FlowJo, Illustrator is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

· Knowledge of scientific procedures and cell culture

· Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

· Ability to collaborate with a team and think creatively as an individual

· Ability to develop skills to maintain, culture, and analyze human pluripotent stem cell lines

· Ability to work with others and with equipment in a laboratory setting

· Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and demonstrate high degree of accuracy, organization, reliability and responsibility.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

· Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment

· Weekend and holiday work is required to maintain cells

· No or very limited physical effort is required

· No or very limited exposure to physical risk

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