Associate Scientist I

  • location: North Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $18.52 - $21.79 per hour
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Associate Scientist I

job summary:
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location: North Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $18.52 - 21.79 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Develop in vitro assays, screening strategies, mechanistic studies, deliver high quality data from validated screens to drive lead series identification and lead optimization
  • Develop proficiency with multiple assay formats, optimizing assay efficiency and reliability while minimizing cost
  • Maintain cutting-edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge and proactively applying these when appropriate
  • Effectively communicate results in presentations and written reports and actively participate in cross-functional teams
 
qualifications:
  • Masters Degree or bachelors degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with 2+ years of prior experience in a drug discovery laboratory setting working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • 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. Demonstrated ability to solve research problems with experience in standard in vitro assays including assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Able to analyze and critically interpret and report data and research conclusions
  • Ability to multi-task and successfully interact with a diverse team of scientists to deliver results meeting the needs of various stakeholder groups
Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with assay technologies, automation, and high throughput screening approaches highly desired.
  • Computational skills enabling automated data acquisition and analysis, and familiarity with related software applications, example Spotfire.
  • Familiarity in the use of automation and HTS instrumentation
 
skills: Assay Development, In Vitro
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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