Scientist, Cystic Fibrosis Biology

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 27, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Job Description:

We are currently seeking an energetic associate scientist to join the Cystic Fibrosis Biology group. The prospective candidate will work closely with a Senior Scientist to implement and maintain electrophysiology-based assays utilizing engineered and primary bronchial epithelial cells.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform cell culture, compound dispensing/diluting, assay plate preparation, data acquisition, analysis and reporting

Utilize a broad range of standard biochemical and molecular techniques, including Western blotting, sub-cloning, nucleic acid preparation, ELISA, etc

Work independently, recognize and resolve issues that may arise with the assays being performed

Work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


  • MS or BS in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cellular Biology or related discipline with 3+ years (MS) or 5+ years (BS) of related research experience
  • Proven ability to execute on assigned tasks in a highly collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills


  • Demonstrated scientific expertise in ion channel biology and/or trans-membrane receptor biology
  • Proficiency in cell imaging techniques including fluorescence and confocal microscopy

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled