Associate Scientist II - in vitro assays

Posted 03 October 2023
Salary US$29 - US$32 per hour + Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
LocationNorth Chicago
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameRachael Jalbuena

Job description

Associate Scientist II - in vitro assays
1 yr initial contract
Lake County, IL
Hourly Rate: $29-32/hr

Orion Group is hiring an Associate Scientist II for our global pharmaceutical client in Lake County, IL. The successful candidate will be a member of a cancer biology team focused on delivering high quality drug development candidates for promising novel therapeutic targets.

The major responsibilities will include routine mammalian cell culture, biobank maintenance and providing reliable support for cell-based assays to enable SAR studies. Other responsibilities may include developing and performing in vitro assays, assay troubleshooting, data analysis/interpretation/reporting and automation protocol development.

The successful candidate will be expected to rapidly learn the daily operation of the lab, readily adapt to changing project needs, semi-independently plan and execute projects, and develop appropriate problem-solving skills. The candidate is expected to maintain fluency with relevant scientific literature and rationale surrounding project targets and to be an active contributor in group discussions on results interpretation and biology activity direction. Excellent teamwork and communication skills and adherence to good laboratory conduct, documentation practices and safety guidelines are essential.

Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelor's in Biology or related field with 2+ years relevant work experience working with cancer cell lines or Masters degree
* Fluency with general biology lab procedures - emphasis in mammalian cell culture employing excellent aseptic technique.
* Prior experience running InVitro based assays.
* Prior Wet lab bench work experience - this is the main aspect of this role with some data processing also.
* Ability to interpret and document results, prepare reports, and present information to colleagues.
* Ability to independently conduct and interpret experiments and effectively function in a goal-oriented team environment.

Preferred Skills:
* Experience with simultaneously culturing multiple adherent and suspension cancer cell lines.
* Previous experience in small molecule drug discovery, either in academic or industrial settings.
* Experience in collaborative and matrixed environments.
* Detailed working knowledge of high-throughput assay approaches.
* Experience with spectroscopic techniques (especially fluorescence, luminescence) and assay automation.

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