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Facilities/Lab Operations

Cell Culture Specialist

  • Cambridge, MA
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Position Overview:

Maintain, organize, and grow the Cell Bank for Beam. Manage the inventory of cells, establish cells lines, ensure their health, and distribute them to different groups as needed. Manage the inventory online using our LIMS system and manage all requests that come in for cells.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Thaw and grow cell lines, learn and establish new cell lines as needed, maintain the Cell Bank inventory, and fulfill cell line requests.
  • Forecast cell line usage and build stock proactively to ensure sufficient stock and an efficient process.
  • Show competency in growing multiple types of cell lines with different media, growth conditions, and doubling times.
  • Aliquot Fetal Bovine Serum, stock aliquots, track usage, and test new lots to confirm similar cell growth.
  • Support Operations team with developing the lab, implementing safety processes, and auditing the space as we continue to grow.
  • Support Operations team with Tissue Culture Orientations and help troubleshoot cell culture issues within the research community.
  • Maintain good records and keep organized.
  • Additional operational duties as necessary to support the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience growing at least 6-10 different cell types.
  • Organization, attention to detail, note taking.
  • Good interpersonal rapport, good communication skills.


Fast-paced, empowering, hybrid and open: we’re proud of our unique culture.