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POSITION TITLE:  Research Assistant II
The Rosen lab is focused on early-stage small molecule discovery starting from new and challenging targets, working with our chemistry partners to optimize lead candidates suitable for further development. Our aim is to deliver life-changing medicines to improve patient outcomes. The successful candidate will execute biochemical and cell-based assays through different stages of development and screening using state-of-the-art automation and detection technology. 
  • Perform assays for a wide variety of targets; enzymes, receptors, and functional cell-based assays with fluorescence, FP, TRF, and reporter gene readouts
  • Ensure thorough data analysis and provide complex interpretations of results
  • Use critical assessment regarding the interpretation and optimization of data
  • Calibrate, program, and optimize methods for automated liquid handling and analytical equipment
  • Manage small molecule inventory by keeping accurate records for the receipt and location of small molecule test compounds
  • Accurately record results of experiments, calculate results, and prepare summaries of experiments using Excel and GraphPad Prizm or equivalent software. 
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Re
  • Requires 3-5 years’ experience. Candidates possessing a master’s degree, 2+ years’ experience required.
  • Wet lab experience of 3+ years full-time in a lab is highly desired, especially mammalian tissue culture and microplate automated liquid handling. 
  •  This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment.
  • Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.
COMPENSATION: The expected hiring range for this position is $47,070 to $58,843 per year, commensurate with experience. Consideration will be given to experience that exceeds the listed requirements.
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EEO Statement:
The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background in the fields of science. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status. Underrepresented individuals are encouraged to apply.
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