Molecular Biologist, R&D
About us Champions Oncology is a technology-enabled research organization that leverages an end-to-end range of research and development solutions to improve the productivity of oncology drug development. Using computational and experimental testing platforms, Champions Oncology improves decision making for effective therapeutic development. Our team is passionate and self-motivated working together to accelerate the challenges of oncology drug development and ultimately improve patients' lives around the world. Job Overview Develops and performs cell- and molecular-based assay endpoints to evaluate therapeutic candidates for oncology applications. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Designs and optimizes molecular and cellular experiments, executes studies, and interprets results. * Evaluation of gene and protein expression in cells and tissues * Executes target and lead selection screens with molecular or plate based-endpoints * Generates and maintains knock-out, knock-in and overexpressing cell lines using standard transfection and/or transduction methods * Analyzes data, documents laboratory findings, prepares summary data reports * Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Experience in aseptic mammalian cell culture * Basic molecular biology techniques, including experience in isolation and quantification of DNA, RNA protein from mammalian cells and tissues, q-RT-PCR, western blot * Strong documentation and communication skills * Analytical, organizational and computer skills required * Ability to be flexible and assist with other tasks/duties as needed in a small company environment * Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work. Education & Experience * BS + 4 years lab experience, MS + 2 years lab experience, or PhD * Industry experience desirable Physical Demands and Work Environment * Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel. * Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds. * Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing. * In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards. * Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue. This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary. Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.