SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Compensation

: $80,020.00 - $144,170.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research



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Actual Job Title: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Duration: 6 months + (possibility of turning to permanent role)

CORE JOB FUNCTION(S):
Use current/new techniques to address questions of drug mechanism-of-action, drug combinations and sensitivity/resistance, and develop/qualify new PD marker assays
Set up and utilize a wide range of in vitro oncology models
Design and execute experiments to characterize small molecule inhibitors
Interact with project teams and contract laboratories for design and oversight of molecular, cellular, and/or in vivo studies
May co-author non-clinical pharmacology study reports and scientific publications
Execute experiments independently and troubleshoot as needed
Interpret and discuss data
Keep current with literature
Communicate via email, meetings, and reports
Complete assignments that have an impact on functional goals



Job Requirements:

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSA's):


At least 3-5 years of post-college research experience in the field of molecular/cell biology, physiology, toxicology, translational development, pharmacology, or another relevant field
Industry experience in drug discovery or translational research in the pharma or biotech setting is preferred
Bachelor's degree required; MS degree is preferred
Ability to conduct experimental work independently, with accurate, detailed record-keeping
Ability to efficiently manage and prioritize multiple projects, coordinating in-house research with collaborative work
Ability to summarize and interpret scientific data in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
Extensive experience performing laboratory work, including handling cell cultures and performing analysis of DNA/RNA and protein samples using a variety of methodologies
Experience in the design and development of cell-based assays using various technologies
Experience in the following techniques - qPCR/RT-PCR, Western blotting, plate-based cell viability/apoptosis assays; flow cytometry and cell-cycle analysis - is a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Able to be flexible in case of changing priorities
Should have solid understanding of relevant scientific principles
Able to identify scientific and technical problems and potential solutions
Able to work independently and as a part of a team
Able to provide input into experimental designs
Able to interpret data/questions independently and articulate recommendations for resolution with strong scientific rationale
Able to recognize risks and develop contingency plan
Able to communicate well with peers and supervisors
Key contributor to collaborative efforts


Associated topics: bacteria, biopharmaceutical, diet, dietician, disease, immunoassay, industrial hygienist, nutritionist, pharmacy, transfection * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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