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Senior/Principal Scientist, Biology

Reference Number: 3938
Location: MA

Our client is an early stage biotechnology company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Senior/Principal Scientist, Biology.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads one or more of the company’s Transcriptional Modulation programs.
  • Develops methods to support platform build and therapeutic program development.
  • Designs and conducts optimization of functional assays and development of preclinical model systems.
  • Designs and executes in vitro studies.
  • Designs and leads in vivo studies.
  • Develops and communicates experimental plans to demonstrate the efficacy of therapeutic product candidates.
  • Performs data analysis and reports results to the scientific team and executive management.
  • Develops intellectual property, publishes scientific papers and carries out other tasks related to the company’s business and scientific interests.
  • Leads, trains and mentors research associates.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (PhD) in Molecular Biology, Genetics or related discipline required.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant laboratory experience is a pharmaceutical industry drug discovery setting.
  • Requires experience in gene therapy, chromatin biology or related field.
  • Must have comprehensive expertise in different molecular biology techniques, including but not restricted to mammalian tissue culture, construct design, cloning, transfection, transcription analysis, chromatin analysis, high-throughput analysis.
  • Experience with preclinical in vivo models of human disease required.
  • Experience in NGS techniques is highly preferred.
  • Requires experience in people management and team leadership.
  • Must be highly adaptable and responsive to technical and business opportunities, and comfortable delivering against challenging commitments.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3938.  No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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