Cell Culture Associate

Join BIOMILQ, a women-owned, mother-centered, and science-led start-up based in Raleigh-Durham, NC to unlock human potential with breakthrough mammary technology!

Passionate about global nutrition and human health? Worried about the effects on our climate due to animal agriculture? Ready to put your technical skills to create positive change in the world?

 Us too!

We are looking for a cell biologist or bio-engineer to join our team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina!

You are a lab ninja

  • You feel comfortable preparing cell culture media and maintaining mammalian cells on a daily basis with aseptic techniques
  • You have conducted experimental research or project design involving at least one or more of the following: cell culture, biological and biochemical assays, small-scale engineering design, statistical analysis, coding for life sciences, literature review
  • You are comfortable performing critical analyses and interpreting data for actionable decision-making that impacts the greater company
  • Optimization of process and flow is in your nature
  • You are a meticulous record-keeper and sponge of team knowledge
  • Your voice is valued and you actively engage in regular scientific and broader all-hands team meetings 

You love tackling challenging problems with a team

  • You believe in our mission of working towards better infant nutrition, women's health, and sustainability
  • As a conscientious teammate you're curious to learn from co-workers and share your personal passions
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse team and stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • You're naturally inclined to think critically and creatively to work through murky problems
  • Ambiguity is your jam and you're able to strive ahead without direction
  • You hold yourself and others to the utmost ethical standards in all scientific and professional endeavors

Qualifications & Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in molecular, cell, or developmental biology, tissue engineering, or similar, preference given to 1-2 years of work experience
  • Required
    • College-level coursework and/or experience in 3D cell culture and principles of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
    • Hands-on research laboratory experience, including independent hypothesis generation, experimental design, implementation, and analysis
      • Demonstrated proficiency with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture using multiple formats, including 2D, Transwell, organoid, and bioreactor model
      • Experience with some or all of the following biochemistry techniques: lysate preparation, electrophoresis, Western blotting, enzymatic or immunological assays such as ELISA.
      • Comfort in biological specimen preparation and evaluation, including histological sectioning, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, wide field and confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and cell sorting
    • Background knowledge of cell physiology and behavior, including cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, signaling cascades, intracellular transport, and 
  • Preferred
    • Knowledge of recombinant DNA technology, biological assays, and light microscopy 
    • Knowledge of biological manufacturing processes, such as monoclonal antibody production, recombinant protein production, and small scale bioreactors
    • Knowledge of cell-based manufacturing, understanding of cell culture scale-up and/or bioprocess and bioreactor design considerations
    • Experience with mammalian cell line generation, preferred with adherent cell types, including primary tissue processing and cell immortalization, selection, and screening based on desired characteristics

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Workplace & culture

As a female-led company based in Durham, NC we are cognizant of building a culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work everyday. We 'cell'ebrate our daily wins and fails, we enjoy flexible hours, and we feel motivated by our mission. We hope you're excited to come and work to change the world with us!

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