The Scientist I, Pharmacology is responsible for planning and performing scientific experiments that contribute to research and drug discovery activities. The incumbent works cross-functionally with internal departments, and external resources as appropriate, as part of discovery science project teams.
The Scientist I, Pharmacology supports adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and company SOPs as appropriate.
location: South Plainfield, New Jersey
job type: Contract
salary: $40 - 42 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
- With guidance from the advisor plans, initiates, directs and executes scientific research and experiments and interprets and communicates results as part of multi-disciplinary team(s). This includes performing analyses of primary research literature.
- Manage and maintain rodent colonies enabling conduct of studies
- Presents findings internally to cross-functional teams.
- May participate in the development and writing of patent applications
- Abides by all safety, regulatory and IACUC guidelines.
- Maintains a detailed laboratory notebook.
- Performs other tasks as assigned
- Interviews and contributes to the evaluation of candidates.
- May provide scientific advice to research leadership on projects and areas of expertise.
- Contributes to general lab needs such as:
- Equipment maintenance.
- Capital equipment purchases.
- Hands on experience with small animals such as rodents including dosing, but may not be limited, performing IV/IP/SC/Intravitreal/Subretinal/ICV injections in mice and perform anesthesia and monitor animal health.
- Hands on experience with measuring functional behavior in mouse models of disease
- Ph.D. in a scientific discipline preferably Neuroscience, Biochemistry or Toxicology with 1-2 years' post-doctoral or Industry experience
- Demonstrate ability to work on complex problems to produce experimental data across one or more projects.
- Exercises independent judgement within defined procedures and practices.
- Demonstrates technical proficiency, collaboration with others within a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members.
- Possesses detailed and expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts.
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office preferably MS Excel and MS PowerPoint or similar
- Excellent verbal and written communication and skills.
- Analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the strategic alignment of his/her work with corporate goal(s) and demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
- Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
- Experience in designing and conducting studies in models of genetic diseases including neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental disease.
- Understanding of critical biomarker for disease and therapeutic efficacy readout
- Understanding of muscle biology, neuroscience, or other related biological area.
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