Cell Culture Research Assistant (8 am – 4 pm shift) at Tempus
With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.
We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking to build a laboratory operations team who are passionate and focused on developing state of the art techniques to processing and creating and interpreting vast amounts of genomic and molecular data from patients and from biological models. While developing and screening organoid models directly from patient tumor samples, scientists will collaborate with product, research, and business development teams to develop the most advanced sequencing platform in cancer care.
What you will do:
- Receive and process patient tumor samples for our patient-specific biological modeling
- Plate cells to grow tumor organoids and maintain cell cultures
- Prepare tissue and tumor organoid samples for stainings
- Cryopreserve tumor tissue and tumor organoids to create the most comprehensive organoid biobank
- Isolate tumor organoid DNA/RNA for sequencing
- Maintain quality metrics and data generation for organoid growth and analysis platforms
- Collaborate in the day-to-day cell culture lab maintenance
- BS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or biological science and at least 2 years of experience in cell culture
- Excellent communication skills
- Outstanding cell culture aseptic technique
- Hands-on experience implementing quality control protocols to identify, avoid, and eliminate issues related to problems associated with cell culture, including cell line misidentification, contamination with mycoplasma and other agents, and genotypic and phenotypic instability.
- Thrives in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work with others to plan and carry out scientific programs
- Impeccable attention to detail
- Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
- MS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or biological science
- Experience with human tissue processing and dissociation techniques
- Experience with tumor organoid growth and development
- Experience handling large amounts of cell culture plates