Job ID: #8314

Senior Scientist, Small Molecule Screening

Cambridge, MA
Science Science
Research & Development

 

Responsibilities of the Senior Scientist, Small Molecule Screening:

  • Develop biochemical and biophysical assays for high throughput screening, characterization and target hit validation.
  • Establish high-throughput screening (HTS) assays and demonstrate feasibility.
  • Analyze data, hit triaging and follow-up.
  • Oversee molecule design, engineering, expression and purification to support discovery programs.
  • Support biophysical assays and crystallization.
  • Work cross functionally in a small team environment, help to build out the biochemistry team including mentoring junior associates and scientists.
  • Present findings to the team including scientific presentations to the whole company.

Requirements of the Senior Scientist, Small Molecule Screening:

  • Ph.D. in life science discipline, ideally in biochemistry or enzymology.
  • Must have previous experience with small molecule screening, hit identification, validation, and /or characterization.
  • Strong background working in a drug discovery environment.
  • Hands on experience developing biochemical and/or biophysical assays.
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate and oversee outsourced work with partnered CROs, as well as present data to the team internally.
  • Ability to work in a small startup environment and take on additional responsibilities as needed.

*Principal Scientist level also being considered.

 

Commonwealth Sciences is a professional recruiting firm specializing in Science, Engineering and Green Technologies. We unite industry professionals with exciting career opportunities by leveraging our technical expertise, advanced recruiting tools and years of staffing experience. CWS works with a variety of disciplines and levels from Research Associates to Scientists, Engineers, Managers and Directors. Our clients value the basic integrity, customer service and industry expertise that defines our organization.

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Commonwealth Sciences is a professional recruiting firm specializing in Science, Engineering and Green Technologies. We unite industry professionals with exciting career opportunities by leveraging our technical expertise, advanced recruiting tools and years of staffing experience. CWS works with a variety of disciplines and levels from Research Associates to Scientists, Engineers, Managers and Directors. Our clients value the basic integrity, customer service and industry expertise that defines our organization.