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USTECH Solutions Scientist I (Biochemical/Cell-Based Assay/Drug Discovery) in Jersey City, New Jersey

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/jobs/11644535 Duration: 6 months


We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Scientist I to join our Molecular Screening and Characterization group. The MSC group focuses on assay development, optimization, and execution of in vitro biochemical and cell-based screens in collaboration with multiple therapeutic areas. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing robust in vitro screens (biochemical and cell-based) and delivering high quality data utilizing common HTS tools as well as novel approaches.


GPCR, ion channels, early stage of drug discovery, small molecules analysis group.

In this role, the Scientist will work closely with MSC and project team members to implement in vitro screening strategies as part of the overall project plan.

In addition, the preferred candidates skills should complement the groups emphasis on complex disease relevant cellular and phenotypic assay formats.

The Scientist will partner closely with project team leads to develop relevant cellular models and assay readouts.

The candidate should play an active role in communicating and collaborating with scientists to advance projects through day-to-day interactions, presentation of data, and interpretation of results.

The Scientist must be capable of working independently while contributing and participating in a team environment.

Not looking for in vivo or animal work.

Educational qualifications:

Masters Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Enzymology or related field.

Skill qualifications:

0-2+ years of prior experience in a drug discovery laboratory setting working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Thesis research experience will also work.

Strong scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of biochemical and cell-based assays and readouts.

Able to think critically and creatively across multiple disciplines and have demonstrated the ability to solve research problems with experience in standard in vitro assays (e.g. HTRF, FP, ELISA, FLIPR etc.), including assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting.

Experience in plate-based assays, mammalian cell culture, and cellular and biochemical assays.

Adaptability and the ability to rapidly learn new techniques, analyze and report data concisely and rigorously.

Ability to multi-task and successfully interact with a diverse team of scientists to deliver results meeting the needs of various stakeholder groups.

Preferred (but not required) experience:

Computational skills enabling automated data acquisition and analysis, and familiarity with related software applications (MS Access, Spotfire, GraphPad).

Experience in cell-based assay development.

Familiarity in the use of automation and HTS instrumentation.

Molecular screening and characterization, phenotyping screening.

In-vitro research, enzymology work.

About US Tech Solutions:

US Tech Solutions is a global staff augmentation firm providing a wide range of talent on-demand and total workforce solutions. To know more about US Tech Solutions, please visit www.ustechsolutions.com.