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Scientist - (Cell Screening and Assay Development)

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 05/01/2020 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Clinical: Scientific Job Number: 2556

Job Description


Our client is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Cellular Biochemist to support the team in developing and running routine assays to support medicinal chemistry with robust data. The ideal candidate should have proven bench level expertise in assay development and screening in an academic or industrial setting.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assay development and weekly running of cellular reporter assays.
  • Running and data analysis of routine viability assays.
  • qPCR assay development and compound profiling.
  • Cellular degradation assays such as AlphaLISA / NanoBiT / HiBiT.
  • Maintenance of Mammalian cell lines.
  • High content imaging assay development a plus.
  • Stable cell line generation a plus.
  • Prior experience with Automation a plus.

Requirements/Qualifications:
  • MS or PhD with 1-5 years academic/biotech/pharma laboratory research experience
  • Hands-on experience with cellular assay development
  • Familiarity with various laboratory and automation equipment such as Envision, Cytation, Combi, Microfill, VIIA7, and CFX384
  • Experience with data analysis tools (LIMS, curve-fitting, or SpotFire)
  • Ability to troubleshoot common problems with minimal guidance

Meet Your Recruiter

Heather Ward
Clinical Recruiter

Heather is driven by a passion for continuous growth and thrives by engaging with others. She brings an empathetic nature, customer-focused approach, and six years of recruiting experience to her role at The Steely Group.

This lifelong learner was first drawn to recruiting for the opportunity to impact and influence people’s lives. “Supporting my candidates and helping them achieve their professional goals is important to me,” she says. “It’s very rewarding to know that I’ve contributed to their success.”

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