Research Associate III- Cellular Biology

Posted on January 10, 2017


Job Title

Research Associate III- Cellular Biology


We are seeking a detail-orientated research assistant to work in a new research area at the interface of cell biology and analytical chemistry. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with cell biology, working knowledge of mass spectrometry and a solid understanding of organic chemistry.

  • Design and execute cellular assays to validate compound mechanism of action
  • Participate in a multidisciplinary research team with organic chemists, analytical chemists, and pharmacologists to develop new methods for measuring cellular function
  • Develop, optimize and miniaturize experimental protocols using robotic liquid handling devices
  • Maintain a wide range of primary and immortalized tissue culture cell lines
  • Analyze multivariate data, interface with internal database and communicate findings effectively to team and management


Essential Experience
  • MS in Cell Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Chemical Biology, or a related field strongly preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in the biotech/pharma industry
  • Proven track record of contributing to successful and innovative drug development projects
  • including assay development and model selection for in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Experience in preclinical high through-put assay development
  • Experience with both primary and immortalized cell culture techniques
  • Productive independent worker with excellent time management, communication, and team skills
Desirable Experience
  • Familiarity with HPLC and/or mass spec not required but will be helpful


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