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In Vitro Pharmacology Scientist/Sr. Scientist/Director - Permanent Hire

Kelly Services
Chicago, IL 60684
**Summary:** Kelly Science & Clinical is supporting our client hire for a scientist and laboratory leader to focus on in-vitro pharmacology of small molecule products in a growing CRO environment. The Scientist / Sr. Scientist / Director will join the cell-based assay team and develop high throughput in-vitro cell-based assays to evaluate small molecule inhibitors for our clients. The scientist will also contribute to the research and development of a proprietary high-throughput and label-free cell-based assay that reports on specific enzyme activities and will be instrumental in commercializing the assay for high-throughput screening and identification / characterization of small molecule drug candidates and reaction mechanisms for our clients. The position reports to the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).


**Day to Day Responsibilities:**


+ Manage and continuously develop commercial tissue culture facility.

+ Lead efforts to develop and execute high-throughput in vitro cell-based assays that address clients needs for high-throughput screening, including proliferation, apoptosis, viability.

+ Lead internal technology development projects around novel cell-based proprietary assays

+ Review, analyze, and communicate results to clients and the team.


**What Youll Bring to the Team:**


+ A desire to contribute to cutting-edge science in a fast-paced environment

+ Critical thinking to develop novel assays, design experiments, and interpret results independently

+ Proven experience in generating cell lines, including over-expressing and knockout cell lines using CRISPR and/or other technologies

+ Present strategies and opportunities for new cell-based assays and tools to integrate into our commercial offering.


**Qualifications and Preferred Experience:**


+ Ph.D. in biology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, or related field

+ An outstanding in-vitro cellular assay focused publication record, ideally related to evaluating small molecule inhibitors

+ Industry experience in high-throughput in-vitro cell-based assay development and small molecule screening is a plus

+ Experience with automated liquid handling, enzyme kinetics, mass spectrometry, and high throughput screening is preferred.

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills.

+ Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment

+ Strong computer skills and experience in generating graphical outputs of data.

+ The level of experience an individual brings to this position will determine which level they are offered between Scientist, Senior Scientist and Director levels.


**Benefits and Perks:**


+ You will make an incredible impact as a key member of an emerging brand thats revolutionizing drug discovery research

+ Working with a unified group of passionate team members that are driven by improving drug discovery to benefit researchers and ultimately the patients

+ Integrating into a company that is passionate about its people and their development

+ Employee benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, and a 401(k) plan


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-11-12 Expires: 2021-12-13

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