Job: Research Scientist - Contract Services, ZenBio, Inc., Durham, NC
Research Scientist - Contract Services
Durham, NC 27713 United States
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Relocation: No relocation package offered
Benefits: Health Insurance
17 Days leave time
Research and Development
ZenBio is leading the evolution to the next generation cell-based solutions and services model. We support worldwide partners in basic and translational biomedical research, personal care, and bioactive screening. ZenBio specializes in cell-based products, custom consultation and services, assay development, individualized HTS screening programs, and cell characterization with dedicated expertise to advance projects rapidly and cost-effectively.
At ZenBio our mission is to be the leading supplier of primary human cells and media with corresponding in vitro contract research services for investigators across the globe. We offer tailored research solutions and continue to develop and commercialize high quality research tools and services. The company has been operating profitably since 1995 and currently sells products and services to large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and universities. To fulfill customer demand for additional high quality primary human cells and services, the company is seeking a qualified professional skilled in primary human cell-based assay development and screening to help us meet our research and production goals.
ZenBio is looking for a qualified applicant with a Bachelor’s degree in life science and a minimum of 6 years of industrial experience in establishing, performing and troubleshooting cell-based assays. Requirements for this position include competent laboratory technique, excellent documentation skills including record keeping and report writing, troubleshooting skills, time management skills and computer skills. The successful candidate must have the ability to conduct laboratory experiments independently and analyze data. This person is expected to be able to develop SOP’s, set specific measurable milestones, and monitor progress against these goals. The candidate must be skilled at interpreting experimental data, must be able to draw conclusions and be able to develop as well as modify experimental conditions. Experience preparing data for publication, for presentation at scientific meetings, or for delivery to customers is also required.
Duties: human primary cell culture and cryopreservation; cell-based assay development; high throughput cell-based screening; in vitro assay development, validation and screening; analysis of experimental protocols and techniques; collection of data; Performing contract research including preparing proposals, conducting the research, data analysis, writing reports, and interacting with contract scientists. Occasional evening and weekend hours are expected.
Qualified candidates must have:
Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or related field.
Minimum of 6 years relevant industrial experience.
Experienced in primary cell biology and biochemistry.
Team player with leadership capabilities
Good communication and presentation skills
Proficient in MS Office and Data analysis software
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