Associate Scientist

Toronto is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario.
Oct 31, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Description: Associate Scientist/Senior Associate Scientist, Research

Fibrocor Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focusing on the creation of innovative technology and novel therapeutics to better serve patients with fibrotic diseases. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will impact human health. As we build for the future – we are looking for talented people to advance our science, produce innovative therapies and fuel our passion towards meeting unmet medical need.

To meet the increasing needs of our technology and drug discovery/development efforts, the Research and Development group at Fibrocor Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated associate scientist/senior associate scientist with a strong background in cell biology, biochemistry, biologics or preferably drug discovery and development to investigate and develop novel anti-fibrotic therapies.

The candidate will be a key contributor to the Fibrosis Biology group, as well as to project teams discovering therapeutic candidates. This position will report to a Scientist within the group. They will collaborate with research scientists and teams in other functional areas of the organization as well as potentially with external service providers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the science and 3 to 10 years of scientific experience depending on position level


        •    Master’s degree in the sciences and 2+ years of scientific experience (for senior associate
              scientist level)

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience in a biotech setting is desirable although not required.

- - Proven expertise in human and mouse bioassays, tissue culture, biochemical and cell signaling approaches, imaging techniques, complex cell-based assays, ELISA and relevant experimental models.

- Excellent skills in written and oral communication, organization and multitasking, and working in a highly collaborative and cross-functional research environment.

- Highly motivated and creative, demonstrating innovative and interdisciplinary thinking towards targeted drug discovery and the understanding of the fibrotic disease process.

- Basic flow cytometry skills are required. Qualified candidate should be adept at independently executing experimental protocols once training has been completed.

- In vivo pharmacology experience is a plus

General Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for performing the laboratory-based studies to assist in generating the nonclinical proof-of-concept datasets, enable IND submissions and identify potential PD/biomarkers to support any translational studies that may be required to facilitate product clinical development. The candidate is expected to support collaborative projects, conduct data analysis for in vitro and in potentially vivo studies, and provide regular research progress report(s), both written and oral.

  • The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: •  Work within a matrixed project team to provide preclinical rationale that supports moving lead clinical candidate for various therapeutic indications toward early development and testing of clinical hypotheses Independently execute appropriate experiments that are agreed up with Supervisor that define efficacy and mechanism of action of the potential clinical candidate via genetic, protein and function-based in vitro assessments•Ordering supplies and maintaining inventory•Organizing office space

Represent the Research & Development Group in Project team/Franchise team, or other cross-functional teams as needed. • Provide scientific progress reports (or presentations) to their supervisor as required