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Scientist, Department of Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology

South, CA 94080

Posted: 03/23/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 547788 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

We are seeking a creative and independent Research Scientist to join our team in Department of Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology within the Research and Early Development organization. This is an exciting opportunity to develop in vitro models for screening of novel modalities in complex cell-based systems. 

The successful candidate will support quantitative assay development and mechanism of action (MOA) studies for functional characterization of targets and in vitro screening of novel therapeutic modalities. This individual will focus on developing and validating functional assays for miniaturization and high-throughput screening. In addition, the candidate will function as part of a multi-disciplinary project teams. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic team, work on transformative science, and take help building exciting physiologically relevant human cell models for drug discovery.

Who You Are:
  • PhD with major in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, or related fields.
  • Exceptional M.S/B.S. candidates with 2-5 years of relevant experience in academia, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Hands-on experience in cell biology, culturing mammalian cell lines, biochemical and cell-based assay design and development.
  • Experience in construct design, immunofluorescence staining and imaging techniques, and cell-based functional assay development.
  • Ability to work independently to design, execute, and troubleshoot experiments, interpret data and perform functional analyses.
  • Excited to work in collaborative environment with time management and organizational skills to communicate the research with cross functional teams.
  • Individuals interested in drug discovery, are self-motivated and have passion for rigorous scientific research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis methods.
  • Familiarity with directed differentiation of cell types from human iPSCs and their use in drug discovery.
  • Hands-on experience with pluripotent stem cell cultures, and lab automation is a plus but not required.
  • We are looking for PhD level scientists with experience in specialized techniques

Pay Rate Range: $80-95/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience 
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