Senior Scientist

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #35227


  • Expand and manage a commercial drug discovery assay platform featuring optical and radioactivity-based and our clients methodologies
  • Lead efforts to develop and execute optical, radioactivity, and assays that address clients’ needs for high-throughput screening and follow-up assays
  • Lead internal technology development and research projects around novel targets
  • Write and maintain standard operating protocols (SOP) and maintain a detailed laboratory notebook
  • Review, analyze, and communicate results to clients and the companies team

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • Expertise in enzymology, biochemistry, kinetics, and drug discovery
  • Critical thinking to develop novel assays, design experiments, and interpret results independently
  • Proven experience in working with plate readers for optical and radioactivity assays, including performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Present strategies and opportunities for tools to integrate into our commercial offering

Qualifications and Preferred Experience

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, immunology, or a related life science field
  • An outstanding publication record of running biochemical assays using optical and radioactivity-based formats
  • 3 years of industry experience in assay development and high-throughput screening
  • A passion for professional growth and supporting team members
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Curious mindset and an avid reader on the topics of drug discovery, biochemistry, and new technologies in the life sciences
  • A strong desire to personally learn, grow, and develop.
  • Experience with mass spectrometry is a plus


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