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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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Associate Research Scientist

Job Description

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76162

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring an Associate Research Scientist, on a contract basis.

Work Location:
Seattle, WA

  • 80% On-Site, 20% Flexible/Work from home
  • Occasional work on the weekends required


  • An early-career level position. Familiarity with core industry and lab practices and standards.
  • Solves routine problems of limited scope and complexity.
  • Builds stable working relationships internally.
  • Receives general instructions for all work, detailed instructions for new activities.
  • Understands basic experimental concepts, objectives, and concepts of experimental design.
  • Knowledge and application of a limited, core set of techniques.
  • Completion of routine data analysis with some guidance.
  • Regular communication of results to supervisor or team leader.

Knowledge/Skills Required/Education:

  • Mammalian or primary cell culture laboratory experience.
  • Aseptic techniques and working in a Biological Safety Cabinet.
  • Experience in executing and analyzing data from multicolor flowcytometry or bioassays.
  • Experience with writing technical documents for interdepartmental use.
  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree; Masters preferred; 3 years’ experience


  • Develop unit operations for adoptive T-cell therapy manufacturing.
  • Design and execute small and large-scale cell therapy process development experiments.
  • Analyze data from flow cytometry, cell functionality, or chemical assays.
  • Write technical documents including development reports, manufacturing batch records, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Support lab functions including restocking consumables, maintaining lab equipment, and cleaning.
$50- $56.98/hr
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