Scientist, Research (In Vitro)

San Diego, California
Oct 19, 2017
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


We are seeking a highly-motivated and collaborative In Vitro Scientist to join our Biology team. This individual will be an integral team member, supporting lead optimization campaigns and multiple new target screening efforts in the context of multidisciplinary project teams. The work is fast-paced and process-oriented in an environment where efficiency and continuous improvement are integral goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):

Designing, developing, optimizing, validating, executing, and analyzing in vitro pharmacology assays under minimal supervision to generate high quality, reproducible results.

Critical analysis and insightful interpretation of biochemical, cell-based functional, and binding assay data is essential to identify lead compounds and contribute to the understanding of potency and mechanism of action.

Documenting protocols in an electronic laboratory notebook and regularly presenting clear written and verbal data summaries.


• Practical experience with a broad range of in vitro biological assays (including GPCRs, kinases, and ion channels)

• Outstanding experimental design, problem-solving, and data analysis skills

• Ability to rapidly learn new assays and process data

• Ability to effectively multitask and advance various projects simultaneously without compromising data quality or reproducibility

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment toward timely execution of shared team deliverables

• Experience using modern automation, inventory systems, data analysis and informatics systems

• Enthusiasm for developing an expanding technical and theoretical knowledge base

• Excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, organizational and interpersonal skills to ensure operational excellence of daily laboratory needs

• Embody Neurocrine’s core values of Passion, Collaboration, Tenacity, Innovation, and Integrity


• BS and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the drug discovery industry