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Advanced Research Associate, Cell & Gene Therapy

Job Details

Minneapolis MN - Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree


By joining Bio-Techne, you’ll join a company with a powerful and positive purpose of enabling cutting-edge research in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers to further treat and prevent disease worldwide.

Position Summary:

This position will work within the Cell and Gene Therapy Applications group to provide scientific support of cell and gene therapy related Bio-Techne products. In this role, you would be responsible for assisting in lab maintenance, performing cell culture experiments, running molecular biology experiments, and writing standard operating procedures.


This position is a fantastic opportunity for continuous learning and development in the rapidly evolving cell and gene therapy field.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform standard cell culture and gene editing experiments
  • Assist and/or run routine molecular biology assays
  • Help maintain lab organization and operations
  • Document results and prepare reports summarizing data 
  • Support development of Bio-Techne reagents and consumables  
  • Draft and/or revise standard operating procedures 
  • Carry out troubleshooting activities 
  • Collaborate with other departments/labs as needed 
  • Help train new employees as needed 
  • Follow guidelines and comply with all company safety, quality, and training procedures and regulations 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned 



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in a related field and up to 2 years of relevant experience 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Lab experience in cell culture
  • Experience with primary cell lines, especially T or NK cells strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required  
  • Be able to work in a fast-faced environment where multitasking is required  
  • Analyze data in order to make effective decisions 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Work well both independently and in a team environment  


Why Join Bio-Techne:

  • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
  • We invest in our employees’ financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
  • We offer employee resource groups, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging.
  • We foster a culture of empowerment and innovation, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.