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Scientist

Boston Metro Area, MA

Posted: 05/22/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -052018-21654
Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the In Vitro Biology Group in (Waltham, MA) as a Scientist L1-2. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research and development team dedicated to small molecule drug discovery; independently conduct in vitro studies and be responsible for development and validation of a variety of biochemical and cell-based assays, following by iteratively testing compound potencies and characteristics. The successful candidate is also expected to support HTS/MTS campaigns. As an active member of high value project teams, candidate will work collaboratively with medicinal chemists, biologists, DMPK scientists, etc., presenting his/her results at team meetings and participating in decision-making discussions. With an appropriate sense of urgency, the successful candidate will bring valuable experiences to address scientific questions, and is expected to be open-minded to learning new skills and new ways to streamline workflows and drive priorities.

Skills:
BS with over 5 years or MS with 2-3 years of professional experience in developing in vitro assays in the biotech/pharmaceutical environment, or equivalent. Experience with in MTS/HTS assay development and a strong background in cell biology, biochemistry and enzymology is required.


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working on early-stage drug discovery project teams is highly desirable. Experience with assay validation is a plus. Strict attention to detail and excellent communication (oral & written) skills are required. The candidate must be motivated to excel in both individual and team environments.

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