VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a research scientist or research associate position within the Discovery Biology group.
The incumbent will support early-stage drug discovery efforts as well as ongoing clinical programs. Some expected duties could include: performing microbiological assays to assess antibacterial activity by minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC testing), frequency of resistance, and time-kill experiments; Biochemical assays including protein purification, enzyme inhibition (IC50 assays), and molecular biology; Cell culture and cytotoxicity testing; Performing other duties as required.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor of science in biological sciences or related field, preferably have gained experience through relevant Co-op internships or additionally from employment in the pharmaceutical industry. We are looking for smart, responsible candidates with good record keeping and verbal communication skills, as they will be immersed in a laboratory-intensive position, involved in all aspects of the drug discovery process.