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Associate Scientist

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Posted: 08/09/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082019-25400


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Independently design and conduct cell-based, biochemical and immunoassay development with minimal supervision.

Maintain and characterize various cancer cell lines to support drug discovery.

Perform compound profiling studies using in vitro assays, import and organize data in database, and report results to the supervisor and the project team.

Use automation and perform assay miniaturization to increase throughput of cell-based assays, perform moderate to high throughput screening of compound library and validate hits for SAR studies.

Process and analyze large and complex data sets, report results in a well-organized and easy-to- interpret manner.

Support MoA studies to enable the project team to identify lead candidates, help design in vivo efficacy studies and understand potential toxicological liabilities.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

Bachelor s degree in a scientific discipline with at least 6 years work experience or Master s degree with at least 4 years of industrial experience in a drug discovery setting.

Previous industrial experience in drug discovery is required.

Strong molecular and cell biology experience

Familiarity with various cellular assays in high-throughput formats and automation equipment.

Strong data handling skills including importing/exporting data into/from database, organizing data for easy interpretation and experience with a variety of scientific/data analysis software applications.

Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills as well as ability to write protocols and technical reports with precision.

Capability to pay attention to details, stay focused on key objectives, and deliver high quality data in a timely and well organized manner is essential.

Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic team environment, flexibility to adapt to changes with a positive attitude

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