Senior Research Associate/Scientist

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Company :
Plex Pharmaceuticals

Location :
San Diego, California

Expiry Date :
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $72,000 – $110,000 a year3 hours ago Benefits – Health insurance – Stock options – Dental insurance – Paid time off Qualifications – Western blot – Microsoft Excel – Cell culture – Communication skills – Organizational skills – Doctoral degree – Master’s degree Full Job Description Full-Time Position San Diego, CA Plex Pharmaceuticals (), a biotechnology company which is developing novel drugs targeting protein misfolding and aggregation, has an opening for a full-time Scientist. The successful candidate will contribute to drug discovery efforts by performing compound screening in biochemical, cell-based, and ex vivo assays, as well as assisting in assay development for further characterization of compounds. Under supervision the Scientist will: – Perform enzyme assays, binding assays, reporter assays, SDS-PAGE protein electrophoresis, Western blot analysis, and ELISAs – Use appropriate cellular models for neurodegenerative and other diseases for assaying cell death, gene expression, protein aggregation and other biomarker assays – Develop and troubleshoot new biochemical and cell-based assays – Identify and develop strategies to contribute to drug discovery projects and grant applications – Support day-to-day needs of the lab and the company Education Qualification and Experience: – PhD or MS in biochemistry, biology, cell biology, neuroscience, or related field with 1-3 or 4-6 years’ experience respectively, either in an academic or pharmaceutical setup – Demonstrated proficiency in protein biochemistry, cell biology and/or neuroscience – Experience in cell culture and cell-based assays. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in biochemical, cellular and ex-vivo models of protein mis-folding and aggregation – Understanding and knowledge of small-molecule drug discovery and development process – Must be eager to learn and take initiative on new projects – Knowledgeable with a broad range of laboratory equipment – Experience in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications is required – Experience and knowledge in use of GraphPad Prism software – Sound critical thinking capabilities, with the ability to work independently to plan experiments, interpret and analyze data – Strong organizational skills and attention to detail – Good oral and written communication skills – Willingness to work in a dynamic, challenging, flexible and fast paced environment – A self-motivated, independent worker who can identify needs and take initiative to ress them – Strong commitment to work as a team and strong interpersonal skills Plex is a casual, friendly work environment with an attractive benefits package which includes paid time off, employee stock options, company paid medical & dental plans. Plex Pharmaceuticals is an EOE To be considered for this position please submit your Resume/CV with a cover letter and three references to Show full job description Quick