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Research Scientist - Immunology & Cell Biology

Affinity Executive Search
North Brunswick, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021

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Our client is a drug discovery powerhouse obsessed with building better, safer therapeutics for major unmet medical needs. Their tools and multifaceted biological entities will redefine current approaches in the treatment of various diseases including cancer and autoimmunity. They are an innovative and growing company and have a highly energized and accomplished team with over two decades of innovative drug design experience. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated candidate to grow with this up and coming company.


We are seeking a highly motivated scientist for the role of Research Scientist. The position will be based in New Brunswick, New Jersey and will directly report to the Chief Scientific Officer. Our client is looking for an ambitious candidate eager to work in a fast-paced environment. Practical, out-of-the-box thinking is required. Experience with immunological and cell-based assays, tumor biology and associated techniques (e.g., flow cytometry, ELISA), transfections and antibody purification are criteria for the position. Experience in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, etc.), biochemistry (e.g., PAGE, Western blots) and bioinformatics/computational analysis are a plus.

This position will require significant independent thinking and functioning. A successful candidate must be highly organized, self-motivated, and able to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic biotech environment where flexibility, tolerability to rapid change, and drive to make a significant impact, are essential.


* Design, set-up and run cell biological and immunological projects using phage display, peptide and antibody screens or other techniques.

* Analyze, graph and report results. The ability to write lucidly is necessary.

* Generate technical reports, manuscripts, abstracts, presentations and other forms of deliverables as required.

* Involvement in genome sequence analysis, assembly and annotations leveraging information and knowledge creation from diverse genomics datasets and computational tools (e.g., BLAST, MEME/MAST, etc.).


* BS/MS in immunology, biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology,

* 2+ years of industry or academic experience in a laboratory setting

* 2+ years of experience with cell biological and immunological techniques and assays

* 2+ years technical experience with mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques as it relates to this job description

* 2+ years with general laboratory techniques including PAGE, Western blots, PCR

* Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with all levels both within and outside the company is key

* Conducting independent data analysis and interpretation and generating reports as per specification

* Understand and apply statistical analysis methods


* Sequence related analysis, next generation sequence data analysis (NGS)

* Gene expression analysis, RNA-seq, microarray, proteomics

* Bioinformatics/computational analysis

* Flow cytometry

_We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as an environment where your contributions can make a significant difference._
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