Contract, Molecular Biologist

Employer
Randstad
Location
South Plainfield, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 07, 2021
Ref
2123772495
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Contract
Salary Type
Salary
Contract, Molecular Biologist
job details:
- location:South Plainfield, NJ
- salary:$28 - $32 per hour
- date posted:Tuesday, April 20, 2021
- experience:1 Years
- job type:Contract
- industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
- reference:35460
job description
Contract, Molecular Biologist
job summary:
The Contract, Molecular Biologist is responsible for performing scientific experiments that contribute to Research and Drug discovery activities. This position assists in the conduct of early stage research, the goal of which is the identification of New Chemical Entities (NCEs), as well as the advancement of research programs from the identification of screening hits to advanced lead optimization. The incumbent is also responsible for communicating experimental results to his/her supervisor and the project team.
The successful candidate also ensures adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate.
location: South Plainfield, New Jersey
job type: Contract
salary: $28 - 32 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
responsibilities:
- Under limited supervision, executes experiments as directed by the supervisor and communicates results as part of multi-disciplinary team(s)
- Applies relevant scientific principles and techniques to research problems
- Maintains detailed laboratory notebooks
- Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and techniques and may contribute to the identification of new project areas or technologies
- Presents findings internally and contributes to the publication of the work of the project team in well-established and peer reviewed journals, subject to internal scientific and legal approval
- May provide technical and scientific input to the project team or research leadership
- Contributes to the development of patent applications as appropriate
- Complies with all safety requirements
- Contributes to general lab operations such as:
- Equipment maintenance.
- Identification of capital equipment needs
- Maintenance of clean and uncluttered work areas
- Maintain inventory and ordering lab supplies as needed.
qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline, preferably Molecular Biology or Biochemistry with a minimum of 1 years' experience
- Provides support for high throughput screening including the design of primary assays, the goal of which is the identification of additional hits and new chemical scaffolds
- Provides support for lead optimization by screening compounds and/or supporting structure activity relationship (SAR) studies involving the characterization of the biological activity of compounds in various assays
- Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture: Transient and stable DNA/RNA transfection, isolation of stable clones, cryopreservation, cytotoxicity, cell-based reporter assays (e.g., luciferase assays and compound screening in 96- and/or 384-well format)
- Experience using standard cell and molecular biology techniques including molecular cloning, SDS PAGE, western blot, ELISA/Mesoscale Discovery (MSD), HTRF
- Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and the ability to collaborate with others on cross functional teams in a fast-paced, matrixed, environment consisting of internal and external team members
- Possesses knowledge of scientific principles and concepts and keeps current with relevant scientific literature
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office- preferably MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
- .Effective verbal and written communication and skills
- Analytical thinker with problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
- Effective planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects
Preferred:
- Experience with laboratory automation and robotic plate handlers (JANUS, PlateMate Plus) is desired.
- Experience with Immunofluorescence microscopy is desired.
skills: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Cultures
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