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Scientist/Senior Scientist (in Vitro Group)

Status: Active
CompanyiXCells Biotechnologies Inc.
LocationSan Diego, CA
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Job Description:

The Scientist / Senior Scientist will play a critical role in the fast-paced In Vitro Biology team. She/he is expected to contribute to assay development, CRO services, product development and internal R&D programs. She/he must demonstrate proficiency in relevant technical skills, as well as leadership to train and guide junior team members. The Scientist / Senior Scientist must have excellent written & oral communication skills. She/he must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other departments.


Major Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead projects to meet the agreed upon deliverables and timelines
  • Independently design and perform molecular biology and cell-based studies with minimal instructions
  • Responsible for assay development and optimization to test articles including small molecule compounds, antibodies, antisense oligos, siRNAs, etc.
  • Accurately interpret data, communicate experimental results and generate project reports
  • Search literatures and utilize external resources to support ongoing projects
  • Participate in both CRO services and internal R&D projects    
  • Involve in cross-functional collaborations to support other groups if needed


  • PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or other related fields
  • Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques, such as cell culture, DNA/RNA transfection, flow cytometry, immunoblot, qPCR, virus production & infection, etc.
  • Experience with plate-based and cell-based pharmacology assays and automated workstation are desirable
  • Proficiency in data analysis and strong experiment troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changes quickly
  • Ability to multitask across various research areas/projects
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a highly cooperative team
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and other software/websites for sequence analysis and data graphing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Job Type: Full-time

About iXCells Biotechnologies

iXCells Biotechnologies Inc. is a San Diego based cell biology and cell technology company dedicated to providing innovative pre-clinical drug discovery solutions with the focus on disease-relevant cellular models, enabling technologies and services to the academic, biotech and pharma communities to accelerate the pace of drug discovery. We offer our customers access to high quality primary and iPSC-derived cells, custom iPSC services, functional bioassay development and execution. With a network of collaborators and partners across biotech and pharma we continue to make discoveries and expand our product offerings to maintain our position as a leader in the marketplace.


iXCells Biotechnologies Inc. is fast growing with positive financial status. We sincerely invite talented and motivated individuals to join our growing teams. We treat our employees as our partners. You will have opportunities to turn your ideas into big impacts. In addition, we provide you opportunities to grow professionally at any stage of your career with the talent development and employee engagement programs.


iXCells is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management.


Job Type: Full-time


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Paid time off
  • Bonus (based on performance)
  • Incentive Stock Option (ISO)
  • Employee professional training program
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