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Research Scientist III - Center for Addiction Research- Molecular Biologist

Employer
UTMB Health
Location
Texas City, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 20, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Project Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Research Scientist III - Center for Addiction Research- Molecular Biologist

Galveston, Texas, United States

Job Summary:

Experienced, highly motivated Molecular Biologist to drive psychopharmacological innovations that will be commercialized and improve mental healthcare. The position will lead research efforts for novel compounds through lead optimization and IND-enabling studies with their expertise in molecular biology and protein chemistry. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of drug discovery, and a track record of excellence in comparable environments. This position bridges academia and private companies, creating a unique position that integrates science into the shared goals of all stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires terminal degree (Ph.D.) demonstrated success in the field or master's degree and a minimum of two additional years of relevant experience, such as lead scientist; demonstrated knowledge of molecular biology models; knowledge of documentation in a research environment; experience with creating manuscripts and presenting data in a collaborative team environment; advanced organizational and project management skills.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide expert assistance in the design and execution of all translational studies to evaluate candidate molecules
  • Drive project progress forward by ensuring that all experiments are completed and reported in a timely manner
  • Design, conduct, analyze and interpret the LCA, biochemistry and bioresponsive (e.g., intracellular calcium release) assays
  • Maintain all cellular models and conduct in vitro signaling assays
  • Maintain equipment necessary for the completion of these studies
  • Research existing literature to formulate new strategies to fully interrogate these candidate medications
  • Document experiments and results in laboratory notebooks
  • Communicate results in both written and oral reports
  • Draft manuscripts and present scientific results at meetings
  • Maintain a safe and productive laboratory environment
  • Work on several different projects of varying lengths and complexity

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Holds a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology or a related field
  • Has four years of molecular biology lab or relevant experience
  • Has a strong knowledge of cell culture, including cell isolation, establishing primary cultures as well as maintaining and working with immortal cell lines
  • Experience in computer-assisted rational drug design with molecular modeling and docking is a bonus
  • Has excellent written, organizational and documentation skills
  • Has demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Experience in working as part of a multidisciplinary team highly desirable
  • Previous neuroscience research experience is an asset

SALARY:

Commensurate with Experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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