Research Scientist – Molecular Pharmacology (v448)

  • Contract Duration: 6 months, potential to extend or convert
  • Research & Development
  • San Diego, CA

Website Lenox Executive Search


Lenox Executive Search has a client in San Diego looking for a Research Scientist to join their team. The role will be in the Molecular In-Vitro Pharmacology group.

(This role is a 6 month contract with the possibility to convert to full time permanent employment based on job performance.)

Our client is looking for a Research Scientist to join the in-vitro pharmacology group within the Pharmacology Department. We are seeking a motivated, scientist with hands-on experience in assay execution and development. The successful candidate will be looking to apply their assay execution and development expertise in a drug discovery setting and demonstrate a strong desire to collaborate within a multidisciplinary drug discovery team.

Key responsibilities:

• Tissue culture
• Cell characterization by Western blot and qPCR
• Effectively execute established assays
• Perform assay development and troubleshooting to support on-going drug discovery projects
• Analyze and interpret data and effectively document and communicate results.
• Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment and have excellent organizational and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Experience in the design, execution, and interpretation of in-vitro assays.
• Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s in physiology, pharmacology, or a related field with 2-3 years of experience
• Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Physiology, Pharmacology, or a related field with 0-2 years of relevant post-doctoral experience
• Ability to navigate and thrive in a fast-paced, highly matrixed work environment
• Strong desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families, and society

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