Scientist, Discovery Biology

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Cyteir Therapeutics
Lexington, Alabama, US
Jul 21, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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
128 Spring St, Building A Suite 510, Lexington, MA 02421