Upstream ERPD Contract Research Associate

Upstream Research Associate

Competitive Pay – Desirable Hours – Great Company with Exciting Mission!

Astrix is seeking a Research Associate to join our client’s growing Process Development team in the ColumbusOhio area! The ideal candidate will be well-versed in mammalian cell culture techniques with at least one year of hands-on laboratory experience. Apply to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


  • Maintain and scale up mammalian cell culture seed trains using aseptic techniques.
  • Develop proficiency in bioreactor manipulation and control software operations.
  • Take routine samples from ongoing productions and evaluate critical performance attributes.
  • Perform daily management of consumables and waste streams, including buffer and tubing preparation.
  • Participate in the maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of upstream instruments.
  • Support upstream team members in experiment setup, execution, breakdown, and analytical sample submission.
  • Assist in the proper documentation of experimental records.
  • Present research findings in group meetings to team members and leadership.
  • Coordinate weekly/monthly laboratory activities.
  • Contribute to a safe, efficient, and effective team environment with personal accountability.


  • Bachelor of Science in biochemical engineering, biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, or a related science / engineering discipline with 1-3 years of hands-on laboratory experience (required).
  • Master of Science with 1-3 years of industry experience (highly preferred).
  • Previous experience of mammalian cell culture techniques such as cell passaging, aseptic technique processing, transient transfection and cell culture harvest (highly preferred).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and knowledge of statistical software (highly preferred).

Candidates must take a background check and drug screening for this opportunity.

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