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Must have experience with Biochemistry, Assay, Cell Culture. Laboratory group setting.Description: Job Description Associate Scientist II, High Throughput Screening Ph.D. candidates, will not be considered. Description  We are seeking a highly talented and motivated ...

Job Description

Must have experience with Biochemistry, Assay, Cell Culture. Laboratory group setting.

Description:

Job Description 

Associate Scientist II, High Throughput Screening 

Ph.D. candidates, will not be considered. 

Description 
  • We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Associate Scientist to join our High Throughput Screening (HTS) group.
  • The HTS group focuses on assay development, optimization, and execution of in vitro biochemical and cell-based screens in collaboration with multiple therapeutic areas.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for executing robust in vitro screens (biochemical and cell-based) and delivering high-quality data utilizing common HTS tools as well as novel approaches.
  • In this role, the Scientist will work closely with HTS and project team members to implement in vitro screening strategies as part of the overall project plan.
  • In addition, the preferred candidate’s skills should complement the group’s emphasis on complex disease relevant cellular and phenotypic assay formats.
  • The Scientist will partner closely with the project team leads to develop relevant cellular models and assay readouts.
  • The candidate should play an active role in communicating and collaborating with scientists across Client to advance projects through a day to day interactions, presentation of data, and interpretation of results.
  • The Scientist must be capable of working independently while contributing and participating in a team environment and must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 
Qualification/Requirements: 
  • Able to analyze and report data concisely and rigorously 
  • Able to think critically and creatively across multiple disciplines and have demonstrated the ability to solve research problems with experience in standard in vitro assays (e.g. HTRF, FP, ELISA, FLIPR etc.), including assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting 
  • Cell based assay development 
  • Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Enzymology or related field with 2+ years of prior experience in a drug discovery laboratory setting working as part of a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Strong scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of biochemical and cell-based assays and readouts 
  • Adaptability and the ability to rapidly learn new techniques 
  • Ability to multi-task and successfully interact with a diverse team of scientists to deliver results meeting the needs of various stakeholder groups 
Preferred Experience: 
  • Experience in cell culture 
  • Computational skills enabling automated data acquisition and analysis, and familiarity with related software applications (MS Access, Spotfire) 
  • Familiarity in the use of automation and HTS instrumentation 

What hours and days will this person be working?
Mon-Fri Regular Hours 

What are the top 5 skills/requirements this person is required have? 
1: Cell based assay development 
2: Adaptability and the ability to rapidly learn new techniques 
3: Strong scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of biochemical and cell-based assays and readouts 
4: Able to analyze and report data concisely and rigorously 
5: Able to think critically and creatively across multiple disciplines and have demonstrated the ability to solve research problems with experience in standard in vitro assays (e.g. HTRF, FP, ELISA, FLIPR etc.), including assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting 

What years of experience, education, and/or certification are required?
Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Enzymology or related field with 2+ years of prior experience in a drug discovery laboratory setting working as part of a multi-disciplinary team 

What is nice to have (but not required) regarding skills, requirements, experience, education, or certification? 
Computational skills enabling automated data acquisition and analysis, and familiarity with related software applications (MS Access, Spotfire) 
• Experience in cell culture and cell based assay development 
• Familiarity in the use of automation and HTS instrumentation 

What is the environment that this person will be working in (i.e. group setting vs individual role)?
Lab

Is any testing required for this role?
No 

Does this position offer the ability to work remotely on a regular basis or is it an on-site role?
If remote opportunity exists, what are the options (i.e. 1 day remote, 4 days on-site)? Onsite