Cell-based Assays Biologist

System One
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
May 09, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Title: Cell-based Assays Biologist

Location: Cambridge, MA

Start date: ASAP

  • Collaborate with colleagues in the larger group to develop high-quality cell-based assays
  • Adapt these assays for high-throughput formats
  • Execute routine cell-based screening assays to ensure rapid and high-quality data delivery
  • Analyze, interpret and effectively report data at team meetings
  • Troubleshoot assays to ensure high quality control
  • Interface closely with colleagues to ensure assays and screening efforts are aligned to the scientific project goals
  • Interface with Informatics and automation colleagues proactively to drive the evolution of screening platforms and ensure adequate maintenance of the cell-based assay infrastructure

  • BS or MS degree in biochemistry, pharmacology, cell biology or related field
  • 3-5 years relevant research experience in assay development & execution, preferably in cancer drug discovery
  • Experience with tissue culture
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in developing various functional cell-based signaling assays (eg. Western blotting, Luminex, ELISA, MSD etc.) in recombinant and primary cells
  • Expertise in databases, data analysis & analytics and specialized analysis tools is required
  • Experience with automated liquid handlers, plate readers, software and robotics preferred
  • High content image screening and flow cytometry platforms experience is a plus
  • Self-motivated and a proven ability to work in a multifunctional team setting
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized with the ability to run multiple interleafed projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability and desire to master new skills, methods and technologies that enhance departmental capabilities

Joule, a System One division is a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. With more than 6,000 employees and roughly 50 offices throughout the U.S. we provide scientific, clinical, engineering, energy, IT, legal and administrative staffing services. For more than 40 years, we have delivered workforce solutions and integrated services to clients nationally.