Scientist I - Cell-based Assays, San Diego CA

Scientist I - Cell-based Assays, San Diego, CA

Position Type:  Contract-to-hire

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Optimize and execute 384-well format cell-based assays following SOPs
  • Routinely operate and QC liquid handling instruments and plate readers (e.g EnVision, Multidrop Combi or vertical pipetting stations)
  • Analyze screening results, provide initial data QC using Spotfire and QC screening runs in internal database.
  • Maintain and thaw mammalian cell lines and cell suspensions according to the screening need.
  • Maintain TC consumables and regular maintenance of liquid nitrogen tanks
  • Optimize assay conditions in order to improve assay performance and increase throughput.
  • Create plate maps for acoustic dispensing
  • Set up acoustic dispense runs to provide compound plates for routine panel runs, HTS campaigns and follow-up screens
  • Support reagent preparation and compound registration
  • Create stock and batch solutions for Compound Management
  • Being conscientious and active learner
  • Good record keeping in lab notebook following SOP
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance or lean improvement tasks
  • Detailed documentation in laboratory notebook
  • Participates in lab and scheduling meetings and actively communicate updates and issues
  • Being conscientious and active learner
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Applies GMP/GLP in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Owns the accountability and responsibility of delivering to client needs and timeliness
  • Provides cross-functional support to other departments as required
  • Adjusts work hours as needed to meet client deadlines
  • Adheres to site employee health and safety (EHS) requirements
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Science
  • 1-2 years' experience in cell-based biochemical assays - preferably GPCR and 384 well format 
  • Assay development experience
  • Running assays (384 wells)
  • 1-3 years' experience with liquid handling, using readers, FLIPR, multidrop Combi, etc.
  • High throughput experience.
  • Motivated Individual with experience working in fast-paced environments.
  • Willingness to take initiative in support of HTS team
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail and ability to follow SOPs.
  • Must be reliable and organized.
  • Must be a team-oriented individual with strong communication skills.

For immediate consideration apply today!

Questions? Please reach out to Dustin at

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