Associate Scientist, Molecular and Cell Biology

Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Posted
Apr 10, 2021
Ref
935
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Other
Position Type
Full time
ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST, MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY

Position Summary:

We are looking for an Associate Scientist with expertise in cell biology, biochemistry, and assay development. This position will support our drug discovery effort, by generating key research tools and executing biochemical and cell-based assays to support identification and optimization of drug-like molecules.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team focused on elucidating the in-vitro properties of proteins involved in human hemoglobinopathies. He or she will play a key strategic role in identifying and applying techniques and methods to profile and characterize small-molecule agents supporting early research and drug discovery programs. Major responsibilities will include independent, hands-on experimental work to support ongoing drug discovery efforts. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, working autonomously with a variety of techniques, and comfortable presenting results to cross-functional teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently plan, execute, and analyze experiments
  • Perform in vitro studies to drive early drug discovery projects
  • Execute cell-based and biochemical screening assays to evaluate drug candidates
  • Develop and optimize novel assays to suit research needs


Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field with 8+ years of laboratory experience
  • Deep experience in developing, executing, and troubleshooting cell-based and biochemical assays is required
  • Broad expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques, including adherent and suspension cells, as well as experience in transient transfection for protein production
  • Expertise in flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and/or enzyme-linked assays is highly desirable
  • Work with lab automation is a plus
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute actively to an integrated team
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions by systematic troubleshooting, creative/critical thinking, high degree of accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral, written, presentation)


Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity


NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.