Research Associate - Assay Development & Screening in Buffalo, NY at AMRI

Date Posted: 5/9/2020

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, ASSAY DEVELOPMENT & SCREENING in Buffalo, NY




AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Research Associate is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by specializing in the development and execution of screening assays for the identification, optimization and characterization of pharmacologically active compounds. They are expected to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team to establish assays, demonstrate their suitability for intended purpose, execute high throughput screening campaigns and compound testing cascades for lead optimization programs. Specific duties include: development of reagents and assays for testing of natural product and synthetic samples; automation of assays and high throughput screening; trouble shooting of automated equipment and data analysis templates; potency, selectivity & mechanism of action (“MOA”) testing; analysis and interpretation of assay development, high throughput screening, potency, selectivity & MOA data; collation of data and drafting of reports for circulation to customers. Supervision of other researchers may be required.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.



In this role, you will:

  • Development of a high level of expertise in assay development, automation and selection of actives.
  • Act as a technical consultant; volunteer suggestions on assay technologies, automation strategies and reagent procurement. Perform literature searches to collect information from a spectrum of sources.
  • Use of sound judgment, acquired knowledge and experience to develop new reagents, assays, protocols and strategies for the identification and prioritization of active samples. These tasks will often require extensive literature searching, as well as contact with suppliers and customers, etc.
  • Develop expertise in the programming, testing and validation of automated equipment and data analysis templates. The scientist will be able to write and test complex equipment and analysis procedures under minimal supervision.
  • Development of reagents and assays for bioactivity screening and their transfer to robotic systems for high throughput and low throughput screening.
  • Performance of high throughput and secondary screening of sample collections and generation of high quality screening data.
  • Label-free screening by Mass Spectrometry Analysis.
  • Analysis and interpretation of assay development, high throughput screening, potency, selectivity and MOA data.
  • Development and effective application of a broad spectrum of practical laboratory skills; including molecular biology, cell biology, Enzymology, biochemistry, assay development, in depth analysis of bioactivity data and the use of automated equipment.




Qualifications

Required


  • Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry or a related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. 

 

All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness.  Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply. 


Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000. Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

Job: Drug Discovery
Primary Location: US-NY-Buffalo
Other Locations:
Organization: AMRI Albany
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 9, 2020, 9:39:12 AM
Shift Type: Standard 8

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.