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Location: North Chicago

Associate Scientist I
North Chicago, IL
1 year contract with potential to extend
Hourly Rate - $22-25/hr

* Support evaluation of new and existing PET radioligands using in vitro radiopharmacology techniques including, but not limited to, autoradiography and filter binding assays.
* Maintain mammalian cell cultures using sterile techniques.
* Immunofluorescence microscopy of brain sections
* Effectively use scientific literature to aid in the understanding of target biology as it relates to design and conduct of radiopharmacology assays.
* Ensure a clean and safe laboratory environment through diligent handling and/or use-tracking of hazardous and radioactive materials.
* Record and analyze experimental data with full accountability and transparency to enable reliable decision making.
* Communicate key results to team members and project stakeholders.

* BS in neuroscience, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology or a related field with typically 2 years of experience, or Master's Degree or equivalent education with typically 0 years of experience
* Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
* Mammalian cell culture experience required
* Willingness and ability to work with low levels of radioactivity (e.g. 3H, 18F, 89Zr) required

Preferred Skills:
Though it is the major element of the job (and thus, the first bullet point in our job description), Radiopharmacology Assay experience is not very common and a "nice-to-have" skill that we will be able to train an otherwise suitable candidate to perform.

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