Research Associate, Biology

Plex Pharmaceuticals (, a small biotechnology company which is developing novel protein folding drugs, has an opening for a temporary Research Associate for a 6 month contract with the possibility for extension.

The successful candidate will contribute to drug discovery efforts by performing compound screening in biochemical and cell-based assays, as well as assisting in assay development for further characterization of compounds. Under supervision the Research Associate will:

  • Use appropriate cellular models for neurodegenerative and other diseases for assaying cell death, neuroprotection, and biomarker assays
  • Perform enzyme assays, binding assays, reporter assays, SDS-PAGE, Western blot analysis, and ELISAs
  • Develop and troubleshoot new cell-based and biochemical assays
  • Identify and develop strategies to contribute to drug discovery projects and grant applications
  • Support day-to-day needs of the lab and company

Education Qualification and Experience:

  • BA, BS, or MS in biology, neuroscience or related field with 1-3 years of relevant industry/academic experience
  • Experience in cell culture and cell-based assays. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in models of neurodegeneration
  • Knowledgeable with a broad range of laboratory equipment
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications is required
  • Experience and knowledge in use of GraphPad Prism software
  • Sound critical thinking capabilities, with the ability to work independently to plan experiments, interpret and analyze data
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic, challenging and fast paced environment
  • A self-motivated, independent worker who can identify needs and take initiative to address them
  • Strong commitment to work as a team and strong interpersonal skills

Plex is a casual, friendly work environment with an attractive benefit package which includes: paid time off, company paid medical & dental plans.

Plex Pharmaceuticals is an EOE

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