Senior Research Associate


Job description:

Viscient Biosciences is seeking a skilled Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist to assist with cell assay development and interrogation of disease biology to support target identification and drug discovery.  Ideal candidates will be self-motivated and highly flexible in the dynamic environment of a startup and committed to generation of high-quality data.


Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in the development and optimization of 3D primary cell-based assays

  • Conduct critical biomarker and proliferation assays

  • Support advanced next generation sequencing efforts

  • Maintain detailed experimental records via ELN entries

  • Present and explain data results and conclusions at team meetings

  • Interact with CROs to assist with oversight of external studies


Skill and knowledge requirements:

  • Extensive cell culture experience required (experience with primary cells, co-culture systems and/or 3D cell culture models preferred)

  • Hands-on experience with a broad range of gene and protein expression techniques desired (ELISA/MSD, qRT-PCR, NGS, IHC)

  • Experience with high-throughput screening assays and automation is a plus

  • Ability to independently execute experiments and perform data analysis

  • Strong organizational and documenting skills with keen attention to detail


Education and experience:

BA/BS in biological sciences with 4+ years of cell biology experience (biotech/pharma industry experience preferred)

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