Associate Scientist I

Posted 21 September 2022
Salary US$22 - US$25 per hour
LocationNorth Chicago
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameRachael Jalbuena

Job description

Associate Scientist I
North Chicago, IL
1 year contract with potential to extend
Hourly Rate - $22-25/hr

* Support evaluation of new and existing PET radioligands using in vitro radiopharmacology techniques including, but not limited to, autoradiography and filter binding assays.
* Maintain mammalian cell cultures using sterile techniques.
* Immunofluorescence microscopy of brain sections
* Effectively use scientific literature to aid in the understanding of target biology as it relates to design and conduct of radiopharmacology assays.
* Ensure a clean and safe laboratory environment through diligent handling and/or use-tracking of hazardous and radioactive materials.
* Record and analyze experimental data with full accountability and transparency to enable reliable decision making.
* Communicate key results to team members and project stakeholders.

* BS in neuroscience, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology or a related field with typically 2 years of experience, or Master's Degree or equivalent education with typically 0 years of experience
* Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
* Mammalian cell culture experience required
* Willingness and ability to work with low levels of radioactivity (e.g. 3H, 18F, 89Zr) required

Preferred Skills:
Though it is the major element of the job (and thus, the first bullet point in our job description), Radiopharmacology Assay experience is not very common and a "nice-to-have" skill that we will be able to train an otherwise suitable candidate to perform.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.