Scientist in Chemical Biology and Therapeutics

Memphis, TN

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Scientist in Chemical Biology and Therapeutics

The High Throughput Bioscience (HTB) Center at St. Jude under Director and St. Jude Faculty Member Dr. Taosheng Chen, seeks a senior Cell and Molecular Biologist to design and implement high throughput cell-based phenotypic screens, ranging from focused high-content imaging-based screens, medium-scale genetic loss-of-function siRNA screens, to large-scale automated cytotoxicity screens.

 

 

The ideal candidate is familiar with high throughput screening and associated data analysis and quality control, and capable of developing/utilizing novel bioassays to solve challenging biology problems. The Scientist reports to the Director of HTB Center and is expected to independently lead and implement collaborative projects; present or publish research results; and assist the Center Director in managing the daily operation of the Center. The HTB Center consists of those with advanced training in biology, chemistry, and engineering who work together on target identification and validation, assay development, laboratory automation, high-throughput and high-content screening (up to 650K small molecules and genome-scale siRNAs), large-scale data processing, and management of scientific collaborations.

  • Experience with cell and molecular biology, cell-based assay development and high-throughput screening is required. Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: automation, data management, high-content screening or RNAi technology, and a strong publication record.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required.
  • Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree
  • Three (3) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PhD