Randstad Research Scientist in North Chicago, Illinois

Research Scientist

job details:

  • location:North Chicago, IL

  • salary:$20 - $22.55 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • experience:1 Years

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:27450

job description

Research Scientist

job summary:

  • The Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics & Translational Modeling Department at Company is seeking a scientist to conduct routine, low, medium and high volume in vitro drug metabolism screening assays leveraging the use of laboratory automation. Lower throughput assays will also be executed. The scientist will partner with senior staff to understand the rationale behind the protocols, running the assays, and data analysis. Assays may include microsomal stability, protein binding, permeability, CYP inhibition, and CYP induction assays. Candidate should be able to generate precise, reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner and should demonstrate strong data interpretation skills and be able to note significant deviations and troubleshoot appropriately.

location: North Chicago, Illinois

job type: Contract

salary: $20.00 - 22.55 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


  • Independently perform routine drug metabolism assays and generate high quality data, noting significant deviations to be elevated to senior staff.

  • Operate laboratory liquid handling automation platforms and effectively troubleshoot when issues arise.

  • Collaborate with department team members including Bioanalytical counterparts to ensure seamless and timely execution of in vitro drug metabolism studies.

  • Learn drug metabolism assays including but not limited to microsomal and hepatocyte stability, CYP Inhibition, PAMPA, and protein binding.

  • Interact with scientists at all levels and effectively communicate results.


  • B.S or M.S in Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field and 1+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Experience with liquid handling systems such as Hamilton, Beckman and/or Tecan is highly desired.

  • Highly motivated individual with attention to detail and a proven ability to work cross functionally.

  • Ability to work well in a collaborative fast-paced team environment.

  • Passion for data analysis, solving technical problems and applying new technologies to further scientific goals.

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance

  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated

  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo

  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement

  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

skills: Assay Development, Assay Verification, Cell Cultures

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