Scientist II

Lake County, Illinois
Apr 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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We are seeking a highly-motivated molecular or cell biologist, preferably with pharma/biotech experience, to join the Protein Degradation Platform Team in North Chicago, IL. This position is laboratory-based, requires strong experimental skills and the ability to effectively work in an integrated team environment. A proven track record in exploratory biology, particularly utilizing various ‘omic technologies and cell-based screening modalities, is preferred.  This individual should thrive working with innovative technologies in a fast-paced environment. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proficient in cell culture and cell line engineering
  • Execute standard analytical protein monitoring assays (e.g., Western blot, ELISA, luminescence, immunofluorescence) 
  • Perform cellular functional assays (e.g., compound, biologic or genetic perturbation endpoints such as cell health, signal transduction, etc.,) 
  • Interact and collaborate with biology and chemistry team members to contribute to platform and pipeline projects
  • Effectively communicate results to peers and senior research staff


Position will be hired based on level of experience and education. 

  • Bachelors or Masters in pharmacology, molecular/cell biology, biochemistry or related discipline 
  • Typically 5+ years (MS); or 7+ years (BS) of job-related experience; industry experience preferred 
  • Strong scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of cell-based assays and readouts
  • Experience with automation and HTS/HCS instrumentation
  • Familiarity with CRISPR, NGS, and proteomic workflows
  • Proficient with data analysis software
  • Highly self-motivated and curious; ability to independently design, execute, and troubleshoot experiments 
  • Exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently, yet works efficiently in teams to achieve objectives

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