Scientist – Assay Development

at Cellular Dyanamics
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted March 3, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 525 Science Drive


Company Description

FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics is a leading developer and supplier of human cells used in drug discovery, toxicity testing, stem cell banking, and cell therapy development. We partner with innovators from around the world to combine biologically relevant human cells with the newest technologies to drive advancements in medicine and healthier living. Our technology can be used to create induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from anyone and followed by the powerful capability to develop into virtually any cell type in the human body. Our proprietary manufacturing system result in inventoried iCell® products and donor-specific MyCell® Products in the quantity, quality, purity, and reproducibility required for drug and cell therapy development

Job Description

FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc. (FCDI) located in Madison, WI is recruiting for a Scientist - Assay Development  Qualified individuals will have interests in molecular or cellular biology and be experienced in assay development, ideally with proven accomplishments in the use of human iPSC-derived cell types. The successful applicant will have a strong scientific background and keen understanding of developing, running, and troubleshooting cell-based assays, including the areas of cellular imaging, flow cytometry, molecular biology, gene expression, and high throughput screening (≥96-well plates). Expertise with instrumentation or automation is definitely a plus.

This newly created role demands inspiration to find solutions for research endeavors in the life sciences, with a focus on cardiac and neuronal cell types. The ideal candidate will have the ability to design experiments, analyzed data, establish a robust assay protocol, build a relevant disease model, and transition a good idea into commercial success. In return, FCDI will provide the support to enhance your scientific career in a constantly-evolving field using cutting edge iPSC technology.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

Essential Job Functions

  1. Develop functional cell-based assays to assess the performance of iPSC-derived cell types.
  2. Interact with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot existing products and create improved assay content.
  3. Evaluate platform technologies and instrumentation for internal use or potential outsourcing opportunities.
  4. Write protocols, technical reports, SOPs, and appropriate documentation for processes.
  5. Other job functions as assigned




  • Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or related field; or master’s degree in comparable field plus 3 years of relevant experience
  • 1 year of experience in stem cell-related research or assay development; industry experience preferred
  • Functional proficiency with imaging-based assays, along with knowledge of 3D cell culture or co-culture systems
  • Demonstrated and effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a cross-functional, matrix-style organization
  • Demonstrated work ethic, initiative, the ability to multi-task, and intellectual curiosity to new technical skills.
  • Demonstrated and effective communication skills, and proficiency working independently and as part of a team
  • Some weekend work may be required
  • Able to work at computer and/or a laboratory hood for extended periods of time
  • Able to work with hazardous materials (i.e. chemicals, electrical equipment, and human tissue) without endangering oneself or others
  • Able to wear standard laboratory PPE

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