Sr. Scientist - Protein Kinase Assays (Marlborough, MA)

AssayQuant Technologies, Inc., has an exciting opening for a Senior Scientist to join our expanding team, developing novel protein kinase activity assays and offering Custom testing services, which enable our clients’ research and development programs. Visit us at www.assayquant.com for more information.

Duties Include (Not Limited To)

  • As a senior member of the Discovery Technologies team, develop and deliver novel applications of our PhosphoSens technology.
  • Interface directly with clients to assess and guide their experimental needs from initial introductions through report generation, delivery, and presentation.
  • Work closely with assay automation team to facilitate efficiencies in custom testing workflow.
  • Conduct routine testing or assay optimization and deliver custom testing services data.
  • Train and manage a small team of associates working to deliver custom testing services data.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. or equivalent combination of degree and experience in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, bio-engineering, etc.
  • Highly motivated and self-driven. Thrives in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • 5-10 years of hands-on lab experience developing or using quantitative biochemical microtiter plate-based (ideally 384-well) assays, including routine assessment of small-molecule drug potency with enzyme targets.
  • Strong experience with assay automation systems to increase throughput and capacity.
  • Excellent technique including small volume dispensing and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to master new techniques, find solutions and effectively multitask to achieve goals efficiently.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office/Access and scientific/data analysis software.
  • Good customer relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational, documentation, written and oral communication skills with the ability to work independently and as a team.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Practical knowledge of fluorescence-based kinetic (continuous) activity assays using peptide substrates to assess enzyme kinetics (enzymology) and drug potency with protein kinases.
  • Familiarity with modern automation workflows including data analysis software for drug discovery.
  • Strong leadership skills which allow for effective integration of new targets, target classes, techniques & processes to drive business performance.
  • Experience working within or managing testing with Contract Research Organizations (CROs).

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About Us

AssayQuant Technologies, Inc. is a rapidly growing USA-based provider of innovative Life Science products and services that enables research and discovery from target validation to preclinical development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly support diversity in the workplace.