Associate Scientist, Biology

Employer
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
Location
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 12, 2021
Ref
2042828076
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
The Position

Arrowhead is seeking a highly motivated biologist to join our growing Biology Department. The successful candidate will be joining a team dedicated to discovering, developing and translating novel drug targets.

Responsibilities
  • Design and conduct/execute in vitro, ex vivo and/or in vivo studies to facilitate drug discovery and development in various disease areas
  • Develop, optimize and perform cell-based functional assays
  • Perform gene expression and functional analysis by various methods
  • Participate in new target identification and validation
  • Identify, generate, and optimize cell models and assays to achieve project goals
  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature to projects to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Present research findings to project teams and governance bodies and prepare technical reports
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab and perform critical experiments

Requirements:
  • BS or MS with 2+ years of experience in cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology or a related field of biology
  • Experience in standard cellular and molecular biology techniques (Cell culture, ELISA, Cell-based assays, Immunofluorescence, Western blotting, Microscopy, RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR)
  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity and resilience in problem solving
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment

Preferred:
  • Experience/exposure in rodent animal models (mouse or rat is fine)
  • Previous experience with ocular related projects is a plus

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