Senior Scientist

  • Location: Newark, Delaware
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #17744

Senior Scientist
Location: Newark, DE

Due to exceptional growth, our client, a leading Biotech firm, has an immediate opening to support both oncology and inflammation and autoimmune discovery (IAI) programs. We are seeking a candidate with scientific passion in the field of emerging pre-clinical human disease relevant complex in vitro cellular models (CIVM) and cellular metabolism platforms to support evaluation and validation of lead candidates.

  • Perform lab-based cellular experiments including 2D, 3D cell cultures and cellular metabolism assays to support lead optimization, evaluate candidates in our discovery pipeline.
  • Apply state-of-art cellular technologies to understand the mechanism of actions of lead candidates in our pipeline and support identification and validation of new targets.
  • Support the Principal Investigator to develop pre-clinical complex in vitro cellular and microphysiological organ-chip model systems to evaluate targets and lead candidates.
  • Perform extracellular flux assays and analyze data to evaluate cell health and mitochondrial toxicity of late-stage candidates in their pipeline.
  • Work independently in the laboratory with minimal supervision.


  •  B.Sc. or Master’s degree and 1–5 years of combined experience in biopharma and academia OR Ph.D. with 0-1 year of experience in academia or biopharma.
  • Candidates with a background in cancer and/or immune biology and cell metabolism will be preferred.
  • Candidates with hands-on prior experience in some of the techniques such as 3D cell models, co-culture systems, flow cytometry (FACS), mitochondrial assays, western blotting, ELISA, qPCR will be preferred.
  • Proficient in scientific computer programs including Microsoft Excel, Graph Pad Prism.
  • This is a Laboratory based position, so the candidate must be willing to work onsite.

For immediate consideration and faster response, please forward current resume to: Please include job #17744 in subject line. Please note that all candidates applying must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Client will NOT sponsor.