Research Associate
Job Details
Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Up to 10%

By joining the Bio-Techne team you will have an impact on future cutting-edge research. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics.

Bio-Techne is committed to product quality, customer satisfaction, continued improvement, minimizing environmental impacts and conserving natural resources.  Environmental and quality management is an integral core value and vital part of the Bio-Techne culture.

Position Summary:

The Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Research Associate will be part of a team responsible for the design and development of novel products used in cell and gene therapy workflows. Major responsibilities include 2D and 3D cell culture, immunostaining, microscopy, and flow cytometry. Position will involve making chemical solutions, performing experiments, analyzing data, and optimizing assays. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in stem cell culture, immunology, flow cytometry, and microscopy. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and carry out experiments and tests leading to the development and release of new cell culture/cell therapy-related products
  • Solve routine problems independently and complex issues with help from others.
  • Discuss findings with R&D manager and colleagues with input for future experimentation.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and in verbal communications, including formal presentations. Helps write official product documentation
  • Provide laboratory and other support for existing products.
  • Work across functional groups to successfully complete product development.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Quality Handbook and follows guidelines regarding safety as outlined in the AWAIR, Chemical Hygiene and Exposure Control manuals in accordance with the position.
  • Maintains accurate records. Writes Production and Quality Control SOPs
  • Follows GMP protocols and documentation, when applicable.
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance and cleaning, including laboratory equipment. 
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Required, Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience 
  • Preferred, 2+ years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Experience in Cell Culture
  • Knowledge of flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, and microscopy
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required  
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, especially across different groups and sites 
  • Work successfully both independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret standard scientific journals. Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Flexibility to perform small tasks as well as the big functions while working in a rapidly developing environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for this position

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