Research Assistant/Associate

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OncoMyx is seeking a highly motivated and creative Research Assistant/Associate to join a group of researchers evaluating novel oncolytic virus therapies. The candidate will work within project teams to advance research stage programs into pre-clinical development, and provide in-vitro, in-vivo and ex-vivo data essential to drive projects into clinical development.

Role Responsibilities:

Qualified candidates will possess the following skills and experience.

Plans and executes experiments under minimal supervision that support the initiation and/or advancement of drug candidate projects into the pipeline. Works cross-functionally within the organization to achieve goals.

  • Required technical skills include:
    • Strong cellular & molecular biology skill set (e.g., DNA cloning, PCR, transient transfection, site-directed mutagenesis, gene knockout), Western blotting, mammalian cell culture, ELISA, etc. for characterization of cell models
    • Ability to contribute to the design and execution of experiments. Experience with in vitro assay development is preferred
    • Experience with viruses is preferred
    • Capable of searching scientific literature to gain information about specific topics
    • Proficient in communication and data analysis software such as Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Graphpad Prism
  • Required Key Attributes:
    • Highly self-motivated with excellent time-management, organizational, and critical thinking skills
    • Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Be an effective team player and strong individual contributor, flexible, and able to handle multiple tasks and deliver high quality results under tight timelines

Qualifications:

The level of the position will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a biomedical science or related discipline with 1-2 year of laboratory experience in cell or molecular biology, virology, immunology, cancer biology or related biological science. Biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.  At least 2-5 additional years of experience is required for a senior level.

Location:

Candidate must be located or relocate to Phoenix.

Please send CV and cover letter by email to hr@oncomyx.com. No outside recruiters please.