Discovery Scientist Job Description

Discovery Scientist Job Description

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Discovery scientist provides relevant scientific and technical knowledge of molecular cloning and biochemical characterisation of recombinant antibodies.

Discovery Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Stay up-to-date with the cutting edge technologies related to immune regulation
Lead and manage at least one associate scientist
Propose new screening concepts and new target proposals related to immune modulation
Serves as drug discovery immunology expert within Discovery Technology function
This position requires thorough hand-on knowledge of cutting-edge immunology, molecular, and cellular techniques
Ensure all instruments are properly maintained and functioning at optimal performance levels
Collaborate with other scientists to bring new innovative flow-based applications and approaches to the group
Collaborate with the leadership team to formulate short- and long-range goals for the scientific operation of the Facility
Expand the existing training program (instrument operation) to include introductory and advanced flow techniques (e
Provide expertise in assay development and validation, both as an advisor for projects led by other scientists in the group, first-hand for projects in which you lead or actively participate

Discovery Scientist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Discovery Scientist

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Education for Discovery Scientist

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Employers hiring for the discovery scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Education, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Science, Industrial

Skills for Discovery Scientist

Desired skills for discovery scientist include:

Toxicology applications
Gene regulatory networks and biosynthetic pathways
Programming tools
Validation methodologies and principles for biochemical and molecular modes of action
Antibodies and antibody discovery
Immunology with a track record of high-quality publications

Desired experience for discovery scientist includes:

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Strong background on machine learning and data mining using unsupervised and supervised methods
5+ years of algorithmic research experience
Proven track record of leveraging large amounts of data to drive significant business impact
Experience in optimization, stochastic processes, graphical models, and learn-to-rank problems a plus
In-depth knowledge of virology preferred

Discovery Scientist Examples


Discovery Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a discovery scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for discovery scientist
  • An awareness of later stage development needs understanding of the disease state and biology will help to enable the definition of the required design elements
  • Collaborate with discovery partners to evaluate molecular properties relevant to risk assessment from developability, drug-delivery and bioperformance perspectives, maintain close communication with the project team and influence team strategy
  • Design and develop fit-for-purpose preclinical formulations (conventional and enabling) for pre-clinical toxicological and PK/PD studies to enable selection and progression of suitable drug candidates
  • Perform fit-for-purpose analytical method development for small molecules and peptides, forced degradation analysis, preformulation studies, solubility measurement, and solid-state characterization using techniques such as, XRPD, DSC, TGA, vapor-sorption analysis
  • Keep abreast with the scientific literature
  • Keep current on rapidly evolving genomic technology platforms, especially DNA microarrays, RNA-Seq, DNA-Seq, and digital PCR
  • Ability to perform proper tissue culture is a must
  • Keep up-to-date on literature related to his/her field
  • Initiate and maintain external collaborations
  • Formulations (solution, suspension, emulsion, and solid dispersions) of small molecule chemical entities to support PK, pharmacology, and toxicology studies on a daily basis to enable IV and Oral PK studies in various animal species
Qualifications for discovery scientist
  • Hands-on experience to perform ELISA-based assays is required
  • Assess existing strategies, improve and implement
  • Set up lab, purchase equipment
  • Work with Regulatory Affairs to set up appropriate taste evaluation protocols
  • Drug discovery experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical environment is a plus
  • Demonstrated their subject matter expertise in a number of areas

Discovery Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a discovery scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for discovery scientist
  • Cross-site and cross-functional communication to ensure alignment between the activities of the incumbent, the expectations of line management and the needs of the drug discovery team
  • Develop IV/PO/SC formulations (solution, suspension, emulsion, and solid dispersions) of small molecule chemical entities to support PK and toxicity studies to discover novel solid forms (i.e., polymorphs, salts, co-crystals, and amorphous dispersions) of pre-clinical candidates
  • Weigh in on decisions to progress various forms through preclinical development
  • Generate and test hypotheses to pursue scientific goals in a timely manner
  • Document experimental procedures in accordance with existing standard operating procedures and develop best practices
  • Provide scientific leadership and creativity when developing strategies for gene discovery and optimization
  • Combine computational biology/functional genomics information with genetic approaches to uncover causative variations and alleles of interest and to identify genome editing opportunities for agronomic traits of interest in maize and other crops
  • Analyses of large data sets (genotypic, sequence and phenotypic data) and data mining from both in-house and public domain information to support projects
  • Design and execute experiments to begin to understand the effect of causative variations on specific phenotypes in the context of commercial germplasm
  • Manage experiments and data collection in a timely manner
Qualifications for discovery scientist
  • Master’s degree & at least 6 years of directly related experience, or
  • Ph.D.’s degree with directly related experience
  • Strong publication record reflecting experience and expertise in the study of human disease
  • Master’s degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or related discipline with at least 3 + years relevant lab research experience or Bachelor’s degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or related discipline with 7 + years relevant lab research experience
  • Core competencies required include solid knowledge in cell and molecular biology, immunology and in vitro pharmacology
  • Experience with advanced cell culture approaches with cell lines, primary cells, and iPSC cells preferably with a focus on liver, cardiovascular, and immunotoxicity toxicity assays

Discovery Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of discovery scientist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for discovery scientist
  • Remain at the cutting-edge on technical and biological advancements by participating in professional meetings, career development activities and by encouraging others to bring information into research activities
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams to complete experiments and meet goals in a timely manner
  • Follow the safety and record keeping rules as per Pioneer’s policy
  • On early target identification and validation in the therapeutic area of
  • Assess and clearly communicate drug delivery and performance risks
  • Maintain an awareness of and contribute to scientific literature
  • Ability to independently prepare vehicles and formulations for use on study
  • Independently perform routine sample processing procedures including sample acidification
  • Independently prepare paperwork and materials in advance of study initiation
  • Ability to use basic lab equipment such as pH meter, sonicator, and homogenizers
Qualifications for discovery scientist
  • Cell and molecular biology skills including development of reporter assays, application of knock-out, knock-down technology, gene expression analysis, and biomarker assay development and validation
  • Skills in pathway analysis, network pharmacology
  • 4 trips per year, mix of domestic and international
  • Candidates must demonstrate a strong track record of scientific achievement and drug discovery knowledge
  • Candidates should have a PhD with at least 5 years additional experience relevant to cancer drug discovery
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and writing) are a must

Discovery Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of discovery scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for discovery scientist
  • Ability to inventory, package and transfer/ship samples both internally and to clients
  • Independently perform routine and non-routine procedures for sample preparation and analysis
  • Ability to compile data and create data reports
  • May provide technical direction and mentoring to less experienced staff
  • Provide cross-functional support to other service lines as needed
  • Identify and report difficulties with various aspects of extractions and analysis
  • Ability to compile and create data reports
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to the research staff
  • Train to lead sponsor programs
  • Follow company SOPs, policies and guidelines
Qualifications for discovery scientist
  • The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic and interactive multi-disciplinary team environment within the Oncology Discovery group at Takeda Boston
  • Takeda’s high-engagement culture is an important factor in our success and we seek leaders who will contribute to and further strengthen that culture
  • Previous leadership experience (supervising, coaching, mentoring, leading projects) is required
  • A passion for delivering innovative new medicines for patients suffering with serious disease
  • Experience in conducting preformulation studies, and forced degradation studies is required
  • Experience in conducting analytical method development for small molecules and peptides, elucidating degradation mechanisms of drug candidates, measuring solubility and performing solid-state characterization is preferred

Discovery Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a discovery scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for discovery scientist
  • Ensure that raw data meets protocol, SOP and regulatory requirements
  • Primary role is to design, execute, interpret and report in vitro experiments
  • Develop disease relevant cell based models using primary neuronal/glial cells and cell lines
  • Independently develop, execute, troubleshoot and validate new cell assays, protocols and cell imaging methods
  • Characterize and validate functional antibody activity in cell based and in vivo models
  • Collaborate with members from other functional areas, including medicinal chemistry, in vivo and in vitro pharmacology and translational sciences
  • Communicate data clearly and concisely
  • Interface with external academic, biotechnology, and contract research organizations
  • Initiates, plans, conducts, and analyzes novel and routine primary immune and non-immune cell in vitro assays
  • Able to effectively increase productivity through use of lab automation technologies and implementation of new assay formats
Qualifications for discovery scientist
  • Experience in applying novel formulation and drug delivery technologies to enable evaluation of drug candidates via oral and alternate routes in discovery and/or in development is preferredR&D
  • Requires approximately 10% travel – expected to be infrequent
  • Willingness to travel to various internal, collaborator and scientific meetings, including overnight trips
  • Document experimental details and scientific findings, strong attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience in CRISPR/Cas9 technology including optimization of experimental conditions, cutting efficiency and assay development using mechanistic and viability endpoints
  • Experience in cancer genetics and cancer biology

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