Staff Scientist II - Cell and Molecular Biology w/

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

Job Description

The Gene Editing Institute at Christiana Care is expanding, particularly in its projects focused on developing innovative gene editing therapies for solid tumors. We're looking for a talented and highly motivated researcher at the level of Staff Scientist II. This scientist will integrate into the oncology team focused on development of these novel therapies and will be expected to utilize molecular biology and cellular techniques to contribute to, and collaborate with the cross-functional team of cell and molecular biologists. The successful candidate is expected to participate in genome engineering and preclinical cancer research under the guidance of a Principal Investigator. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to developing and executing gene editing activities in human cells that advance the clinical protocol.




Generous PTO, Competitive Pay & Robust Benefits Package.


403B company match and Tuition Reimbursement


12 weeks Paid Parental Leave




RNA and genomic DNA purification from mammalian cells


CRISPR design and analysis


Design, optimize and execute PCR reactions


Perform Sanger/Next generation sequencing and data analysis


Conventional and seamless molecular cloning


Perform transfection and/or transduction of mammalian cells


Close communication with team members and supervisors


Maintenance of a highly organized, technical, and detailed laboratory notebook


Present research findings internally and externally at national and international scientific conferences and publication of manuscripts by peer-reviewed scientific journals.


Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and techniques in the field of CRISPR based gene therapy




Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biological sciences or related field with 3 - 7 years of work experience or MS with 1 - 5 years of work experience


Experience with managing multiple projects simultaneously


Experience with wide variety of molecular biology techniques


Experience with molecular biology assay development


Experience with ddPCR preferred


Experience with SDS-PAGE and Western blotting preferred


Experience in fast-paced biotechnology industry is preferred


Experience with CRISPR gene editing is preferred


Christiana Care is one of the most dynamic health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. 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. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.




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 our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.


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: 891976

Posted On: Jan 04, 2022

Updated On: Feb 03, 2022