University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Scientist, Sr - Small Molecule Screening Facility

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 2 days ago(1/22/2021 9:50 AM)
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Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional



Under the general direction of the Director of the Small Molecule Screening Facility, the Senior Research Scientist performs a variety of complex research experiments using a range of biochemical (enzymatic), biophysical, and cellular modalities to identify potential therapeutics via high throughput screening approaches.



  • Design and implement screening projects within the facility.
  • Stay current with the literature and regularly lead discussions of new reports pertinent to ongoing and proposed projects.
  • Design and implement experiments to further ongoing research projects, in consultation with the facility director.
  • Responsible for data acquisition, data analysis, and presentation of research results.
  • Organize and analyze data acquired in the course of research projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant applications and other research proposals.
  • Design and implement research projects in the laboratory
  • Train and supervise users of the facility, ensuring personnel are trained in current methodology and safety procedures in the laboratory.
  • Provide assistance in the general operation of the screening facility.
  • Perform routine maintenance on specialized laboratory equipment and interface with vendors.
  • Interface with vendors both around purchases and service contracts.
  • Interface with collaborators across the University and around the Country
  • Daily ordering of supplies, organizing lab supplies for the facility
  • Participate regularly in laboratory meetings.
  • Run the facility in a positive supportive manner.
  • Lead and coordinate the general operation of the laboratory.
  • Maintaining records and samples of generated lab reagents: strains, plasmids, proteins and data related to the results of high throughput screens.
  • Maintain standard operating procedure of laboratory protocols and best practices.
  • Perform monthly billing.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelors Degree in a Chemical or Biological Science, or equivalent degree. PhD preferred.
  • 7 years of research experience.
  • Familiarity with general laboratory procedures.
  • Expertise in specific procedures and instrumentation necessary to complete specific research programs.
  • Current knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations


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