Harvard Medical School (HMS) invites applications for the position of Senior Assay Developer in the ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility to help support small molecule and siRNA high-throughput screening (HTS) projects. This position is ideal for a broadly trained scientist who is interested in many different aspects of biology and medicine, and who is keen to use their skills to contribute to multiple projects in a non-traditional manner. This position will advise screeners involved in all stages of the ICCB-L workflow, including HTS assay development, laboratory automation, and data analysis and annotation.  The Senior Assay Developer will also provide important input as new facility projects and policies are developed and implemented, and as grant applications and progress reports are prepared. This position will have a high degree of independence, opportunities to present at regional and national scientific symposia and workshops, and opportunities to develop collaborative relationships with HMS investigators.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field, and have experience with a wide variety of cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential, as are strong organizational and interpersonal skills.  Direct experience with HTS and cell-based or biochemical assays is strongly preferred. This opportunity is ideal for academic or industry candidates who are interested in facilitating academic research relating to pharmacology and drug discovery. Additional information about ICCB-L is available at the facility website (http://iccb.med.harvard.edu/).

 

Interested parties should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to:

iccbl_search@hms.harvard.edu