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Assay Development Program Manager
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 United States
ScitoVation is dedicated to understanding how chemical compounds affect human health and developing non-animal based approaches to human safety assessment. We help our clients develop safer and more effective pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, commodity chemicals and consumer products through the development of fit-for-purpose, human cell-based in vitro assays and computational models.
We are seeking a project manager/scientist with cell biology knowledge and cell culture experience to contribute to research in the design, development, validation and execution of cell-based assays for the characterization of chemical toxicity. The successful candidate will manage one or more research projects to ensure completion of client deliverables in a timely and efficient manner. To this end, the candidate will:
•Meet with clients to understand the scope of the project, clarify specific requirements of each project, and manage client expectations.
•Delegate project tasks to team members based on each individual’s strengths, skill sets, experience level, and availability.
•Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals
•Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
•Consult with subject-matter experts within the company, as needed.
•Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members
Furthermore, the successful candidate will plan and perform laboratory experiments involving culture of cell lines and primary cells, fluorescent staining of cells and immunocytochemistry, and will perform a variety of toxicological assays that may include high content imaging, flow cytometry, fluorometry, luminescence, and molecular biology techniques. In addition to performing laboratory tasks, the successful candidate will be involved in data analysis, protocol review, presentation of results, and working with other team members to determine a course-of-action for meeting project milestones.
•A degree in a biological science, toxicology or related field:
?BS with 5-10 years cell biology laboratory experience, or
?MS with 2 years cell biology laboratory experience.
•Experience in project management, including budget and deliverables management
•Strong organizational skills.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to positively interact with colleagues, including clients and project team members
This an excellent opportunity to work on a team as part of a growing company, and be exposed to a novel cell culture technology paired with project management responsibilities.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center