Our client is seeking a contract Research Scientist. The client has an excellent opportunity for a highly talented biologist with a strong background in cell / molecular biology. The scientist level position is currently as a contract research scientist for 12 months with the possibility of renewal.
We are seeking a highly motivated and interactive bench scientist to join our team focused on oncology target validation and drug discovery. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work across a matrix environment and will play a key role in the advancement of the next wave of targets into preclinical drug development at the Company. The candidate will demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication skills and will be proficient in communicating data and results across multidisciplinary teams.
This is predominantly a laboratory/wet bench-based role and requires strong experimental technique, the ability to deliver quality data in a timely manner, and work effectively with team members, both internal and external (CRO) in support of Company target validation and drug discovery efforts. The scientist will support genetic and pharmacological validation of novel targets, development of cell-based novel assays for providing in vitro ‘proof of concept’ for targets of interest, phenotypic and mechanistic assay development using cutting edge technologies to support screening cascades and/or prosecuting functional roles of targets in secondary assays of biological relevance e.g., human primary tumor tissues. Familiarity with disease mechanisms in Oncology and Immuno-Oncology is mandatory and some familiarity with neurobiology is desirable. Data analysis, interpretation, documentation, and presentation skills are required.
Key responsibilities of this role are included, but are not limited to:
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: