Scientist III, San Diego, CA

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

Position Overview:  The ideal candidate will be working in the cell based assay screening team.  This position will be responsible for screening, analyzing and reporting cell-based assays and supporting the development of assays with an emphasis on ion channel targets and iPSCs.

Schedule/Shift:  1st shift, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., OT as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Running FLIPR and other 384-well plate based assays
  • Focus on maintaining and screening of at least 7 cell lines for different ion channel targets
  • Operation and routine maintenance of the automation systems.
  • Support large HTS campaigns
  • Independently optimize assay conditions to improve robustness
  • Heavily involved in data management. Optimize workflow and remedy error prone steps.
  • Independently analyze screening results, provide initial data QC using Spotfire, Graph Pad or other data visualization tools.
  • Perform large scale data analysis and generate customer reports.
  • Take charge of report writing and delivery. Be able to analyze and send out screening data, as necessary
  • Work with team lead on launching routine screen for iPSC cardiomyocytes
  • Support presentation at scientific meetings and provide promotional material to represent the company
  • Work with IT team on implementation of extended reporting capabilities
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree (MS) with a minimum of 5 years of  experience, OR a PhD in Cell Biology or Biochemistry with 0-2 years relevant industry experience in a HTS setting.
  • Skilled in biochemical and/or cell-based assay design, execution, analysis, and troubleshooting in a screening environment.
  • Proven expertise with cell based signaling assays. Experience with engineered cell lines for GPCRs and ion channels.
  • Strategic skills to support troubleshooting and optimization initiatives
  • Skilled with data analysis software (i.e. Excel / GraphPad Prism or similar).
  • Skilled in data presentation & visualization and data management in a database environment.

For immediate consideration, apply today!  Questions?  Call Denise at 714.267.0278 or email

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