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Sr. Research Associate, Biology

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate with experience in cell-based assay design and execution in drug discovery. In this role, you will have opportunities to characterize different cellular activities for our novel peptides and help us develop this new drug modality for cancer and other diseases with unmet medical needs. Ideal candidates will be energetic and passionate, with a breadth of cell-based assay experience and a demonstrated ability to drive and deliver results, and an interest in working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Develop high throughput cell-based screening assays using Nanobret, NanoBit, or HiBit systems
  • Perform cell-based assays to evaluate drug activity and mechanism including reporter assays and pulldown experiments
  • Accurately record, analyze, and present data to team and company leadership
  • Collaborate across functional teams to efficiently identify drug candidates and move them to the clinic

What you will need to be successful in this role:

  • B.S. or M.S. in cell biology, biochemistry, or related field with 5+ years of industry experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with automated liquid handlers and 384-well assay development is highly desired
  • Experience with flow cytometry based assays is highly desired
  • Innovative, creative, inquisitive, motivated researcher with strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to advance new scientific understanding
  • Demonstrated success in working on a cross-disciplinary, drug discovery project team; integrating and evaluating the work of multiple drug discovery groups / functions
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in a fast-paced team environment

Keywords: Planet Pharma, Cambridge , Sr. Research Associate, Biology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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