Biologist - Contractor - 7638 CA
Biologist - Contractor
Discovery Solutions is seeking job seekers for a contract position with one of our customers, Lilly, a leading pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.
LOCATION: San Diego, CA 92121
Conduct experiments to identify and validate drug targets. Support assay design, optimization, validation, and data analyses. Design and execute molecular and cell biology experiments. Troubleshoot and analyze complex data in support of drug discovery projects. Presentation of results and conclusions both orally and written.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
Responsible for the discovery of novel proteins for therapeutic use. The successful candidate should possess solid general molecular biology and laboratory skills and apply theoretical, technical and - if possible - hands-on expertise in display/discovery and engineering technologies to help evaluate, optimize and identify lead molecules for clinical development.
Support discovery and engineering efforts using emerging technologies for protein display, including affinity maturation.
Execute antibody discovery and engineering strategies for lead optimization
Run in-house processes for library construction for discovery, and perform library screening and selection
Independently perform complex experiments with attention to quality, details and documentation
Interpret data, troubleshoot experiments and present work at internal meetings
SHIFT: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
3-5 years of general molecular biology and laboratory skills
Knowledge and hands-on experience in library construction and/or screening
Experience with phage/yeast display and/or other discovery and molecular evolution technologies
Prior work with protein libraries, affinity maturation and antibody/protein engineering
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's of Science in Molecular Biology or related field