Staff Scientist II

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Gene Editing Institute at ChristianaCare is expanding, particularly in its projects focused on developing innovative gene editing therapies for solid tumors. We are searching for a talented and highly motivated researcher with a broad range of cell and molecular biology experience at the level of Staff Scientist II. With headquarters in Delaware, our location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out assigned projects mostly independently. Primary responsibilities are design and execution of various cell and molecular experiments and generation of technical reports. These experiments will support the development of next generation gene therapies in solid tumors by assessing genome editing outcomes and characterization of cell and animal model systems.

Master's degree in genomics, biochemistry, biological sciences or related field with 1-4 years of work experience or Bachelor's with 3-7 years of work experience
Extensive experience with wide variety of standard and advanced molecular biology techniques
Experience in cell culture and assay development
Experience with managing multiple projects simultaneously

Perform genomic DNA/RNA purification from mammalian cells and tissues and preparation of cDNA
Design, optimize and execute PCR, qPCR and RT-qPCR
Perform Sanger sequencing and sequence analysis
Perform cell culture and maintenance of immortalized and primary mammalian cells
Perform transfection and/or transduction of mammalian cells
Design, optimize and execute plate-based assays including MTT/MTS, bioluminescence
Maintenance of a highly organized, technical and detailed laboratory notebook containing protocols used, results derived from each experiment or measurement

Must have genomic DNA/RNA isolation and cDNA preparation experience
Must have primer design, PCR, qPCR and RT-qPCR experience
Prefer Sanger sequencing/analysis, NGS library preparation and sequencing experience
Experience in mammalian cell culture with flow cytometry
Familiarity with CRISPR and genome editing
DNA analysis software (SnapGene, Benchling) and bioinformatics

Christiana care offers:

Robust benefit package including full medical, dental and vision

403(b) with a company match

Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out

12 week paid parental leave

Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more

About ChristianaCare:
ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, three hospitals (1,300 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. We rank 21st in the nation for hospital admissions and 6th for admission of stroke patients.

ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 290 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches.

EEO Statement:
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care... For full info follow application link.

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 1083443

Posted On: Dec 07, 2022

Updated On: Jan 06, 2023

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