Research Associate – Drug Discovery Biology

New York, NY
Jan 03, 2022
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

HiberCell is ‘The Cancer Dormancy Company’ charged with creating a path forward to address and therapeutically treat tumor dormancy-driven relapse and metastasis in cancer patients. HiberCell is seeking an efficient, well-organized, skilled, and self-motivated research associate to join our team to help advance our biological understanding of cancer dormancy and the targets involved with a focus on novel approaches to target disseminated disease. This position offers the opportunity to immediately impact a growing portfolio of related targeted therapy programs in an innovative scientific environment that leverages both small molecule and protein biologic modalities. This hands-on position requires strong experimental skills in cancer biology. The right candidate will leverage their scientific experience, curiosity, and creativity to help define mechanistic insight and generate high quality data packages enabling data-driven decision making. The ideal candidate for this role is a self-motivated critical thinker that possess strong written and verbal communication skills and is comfortable working within a highly collaborative team environment.


Job Requirements:

  • B.S. in a Biological Science (ex. Molecular Biology, Cell Biology) with 2+ years of laboratory research experience OR M.S. Degree in a Biological Science with research experience
  • Background in chemical biology, cancer cell signaling, and/or ER stress preferred
  • Problem-solving skills, ability to multi-task, and efficient time management required
  • The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated, a quick learner, and possess strong interpersonal skills to foster cross-functional interactions in a collaborative environment


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in collaborative research efforts in support of our pipeline
  • Design, execute experiments and interpret results
  • Maintain rigorous data reporting via e-notebooks
  • Perform general laboratory management tasks
  • Prepare presentations of results and communicate key findings to the organization


Capabilities & Competencies Needed:

  • Mammalian cell culture and chemical biology approaches to interrogate signaling pathways
  • Gene expression analysis: Protein extraction and quantification (i.e. Western blot, ELISA), and RNA transcript abundance (i.e. qPCR, PCR Arrays)
  • Tissue handling and extraction from in vivo samples
  • Data analysis, troubleshooting, and experiment optimization
  • Competency with database, spreadsheet, eNotebooks, and presentation applications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent data documentation, record keeping, and organizational skills are essential
  • Experience in a chemical biology lab is a plus
  • Experience with analysis and interpretation of “omics”-level datasets is a plus


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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