Scientist, Discovery Biology

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Employer
Cyteir Therapeutics
Location
Lexington, Alabama, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Aug 03, 2021
Ref
2331944680
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
The ideal candidate will perform high-quality, lab-based research focused on developing and implementing enzyme- and cell-based screening assays, evaluating lead compounds in secondary bioassays and mechanism of action studies, and identifying and validating new targets. This individual will have a background in the life sciences, experience performing basic biological research and laboratory techniques, including mammalian cell culture, and a strong desire to learn and gain experience in a drug discovery setting.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement robust and reproducible biochemical and cell-based assays to support compound selection and optimization and new target validation
  • Deliver high-quality data to support lead candidate selection, mechanism of action studies, patient selection strategies, and combination approaches
  • Collect, analyze, and provide a written and/or verbal summary of the results of experiments to supervisor and scientific team
  • Understand when assays are not performing properly, troubleshoot the problem, and provide possible solutions
  • Maintain meticulous notes and up-to-date laboratory notebook records
  • Expand your knowledge of cancer biology and drug discovery techniques by reading literature and attending scientific meetings
  • Act in accordance with all Cyteir Therapeutics policies and be a positive contributor to company culture
Job Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in cancer biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, pharmacology, or equivalent field of study. Consideration will be given to M.S. candidates with significant industry experience and a track record of major contributions to drug programs
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology, cancer cell biology, or biochemistry including mammalian cell culture experience
  • Significant laboratory experience in one or more of the following: flow cytometry, apoptosis and cell death assays, DNA damage response and repair assays, biochemical or biophysical assay development, high-content imaging, medium-high throughput assay development and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to work well and contribute to a team environment
  • Proficiency in basic data analysis and visualization software
  • Positive attitude, curious, creative, and eager to learn
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Well organized and able to maintain detailed records of experimental work
  • Ability to communicate clearly and decisively in an open, timely manner
  • The courage to say, "I don't know" and to ask for help
  • A sense of adventure and excitement to help build a successful biotech company and work in a highly dynamic research environment
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