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Job: Research Scientist, Symberix, Inc, Durham, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Research Scientist
Job location:
Durham, NC  27703 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Symberix is a microbiome-focused drug discovery/preclinical-stage company located in RTP/Durham. We are seeking candidates to apply for an open Research Scientist position.

• Conduct in vitro benchtop research
• Contribute to experimental study designs
• Manage, analyze, and interpret scientific data
• Document and communicate experimental results to both internal and external audience
• Data and reagent management
• Additional responsibilities include providing support for general lab operations, vendor management, staff training, maintaining lab notebooks, grant applications, and authoring/updating SOPs

Job Requirements

• B.S. / B.A. degree in biology or related field and >12 years of benchtop research experience
• M.S. in degree in biology or related field with >8 years of benchtop research experience
• Ph.D. or Pharm.D. with > 2 years of post-doctoral training
• Specialized expertise in two or more of the following research areas: gastroenterology, oncology, pharmacology, toxicology, bioanalytical chemistry, metabolism, and/or bioinformatics
• First-author and/or corresponding author on 2 or more scientific publications

Technical Qualifications:
• Enzyme purification and activity assays
• Bioinformatics and metagenomic analyses
• Large database management
• High-throughput screening
• ADME experience (drug metabolism)
• Biological sample processing and analysis
• Other basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques
• Proficiency in the following:
o Microsoft 365 Applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, OneNote, SharePoint
o Microplate assays: Fluorescence, Absorbance
o Microplate assay study design
o Protein purification
o Hands-on benchtop experience
o Single and multi-channel pipette experience

Other professional skills, attributes and qualifications:
• Strong oral communication skills
• Scientific integrity
• Organizational skills
• Flexibility, adaptability
• Attention to detail
• Able to meet deadlines
• Curious, motivated, passionate, driven
• Team player
(Job number: 4052087)
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