Research Associate – Protein Kinase Assays/Cell Culture

Duties Include (Not Limited to)

  • Following standard operating procedures (SOP’s) to perform assays in 96- and 384-well plates and communicating the status and results to senior staff.
  • Maintain cell lines and conduct tissue culture experiments.
  • Documenting all work in laboratory notebooks.
  • Using modern software for research, data analysis, inventory tracking, and communication.
  • Maintaining a safe lab environment by following the company’s SOPs and safety requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or an applicable science.
  • Highly motivated and self-driven - the successful candidate will be someone who can thrive in a fast-paced and interactive team environment.
  • One to three years of hands-on lab experience performing quantitative microplate-based assays using enzymes in drug potency testing or quantitative PCR or ELISA, as examples.
  • Practical knowledge of/experience with cell-based techniques and experiments.
  • Excellent laboratory technique, including accurate and precise dispensing of small volumes (1-10 uL) and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to master new techniques, find solutions and effectively multi-task to achieve goals efficiently, with training provided as needed by senior personnel.
  • Excellent computer software use skills including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of scientific/data analysis software a plus.
  • Demonstrated organizational, documentation and oral communication skills, with the ability to work independently and as a team, as appropriate.

Preferred Skills & Experience (Not Required)

The ideal candidate should have one or more of the following:

  • Practical knowledge of fluorescence-based activity assays to assess enzyme kinetics and drug potency including use of data analysis software.
  • Familiarity with modern automation instrumentation and software.
  • Industry experience with demonstrated productivity running enzyme inhibitor assays for the drug discovery workflow.


About Us

Assay Quant Technologies provides a competitive total compensation package that includes sales incentive pay, health benefits with excellent medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, employee assistance plan, and 401(k) Plan with company match pending Board of Directors approval as well as PTO, 12 paid holidays, and company stock options.

Assay Quant Technologies requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) for COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.  

Assay Quant Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment background checks will be conducted.