Associate Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Laboratory Technician
  3. United States
Plainsboro, USA
Posting date: 16 Nov 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Associate Scientist with an pharmaceutical company located in Plainsboro, NJ.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Self- motivated, requiring some daily supervision to participate in the processes of in vitro assay screening and high throughput screening (HTS) of a wide array of protocols for a diverse client base that includes pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
  • Works on assignments with a diverse team of scientists to facilitate all aspects of performing in vitro screening and running an HTS laboratory
  • Receives detailed instruction on new assignments and determines next steps with guidance.
  • Maintains research notebooks in a well-organized manner. All necessary documentation is recorded.
  • Complies with all safety rules, practices good housekeeping, and maintains safe workplace without supervision.
  • Regularly reviews goals and objectives with supervisor.
  • Makes logical suggestions of likely causes of problems and independently suggests solutions.
  • Adept in operating semi-automated liquid dispensers, plate readers, and other lab instruments
  • Performs routine calculations, tabulates, and records results. Maintains, calibrates laboratory equipment and coordinates maintenance with vendors.
  • Assumes responsibility for technical accuracy of work.
  • Ability to run assays based on established protocols and troubleshoot, if needed
  • Has skills in any of the following areas:
    Cell culture including cell banking, cell plating, and transfection
    b. Cellular assays including measurement of second messengers, protein translocation, protein: protein interactions.
    c. Biochemical assays including enzyme inhibition and protein-protein interaction assays
    d. Familiarity with luminescent- and fluorescence-based technologies

Skills and Requirements:

  • MS degree + 0 or BS degree + 3 years of experience in biomedical field.
  • Must work well with others
  • Effectively communicates with others by giving and receiving feedback
  • Presents data clearly and concisely
  • Participates actively in meetings
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within biological R&D laboratory setting
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills: knowledge of internet research, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Ability to learn instrument and data analysis software.
  • Good time management and multi-tasking skills in order to complete multiple projects within timelines.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Nikki Ranieri at 215-531-5288.

ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.