Laboratory Associate/Research Associate-Bioassays
Cleveland, Ohio

Objectives: Performing cell-based assays and immunoassays (ELISA) for preclinical characterization of insulin analogs

Reports to:  Senior Scientist-Bioassays


  • Independently plan and reliably conduct studies in a fast-paced environment
  • Assist in development and validation of cell-based potency assays
  • Prepare/optimize SOPs; prepare accurate and clear study and assay-development reports
  • Effectively work with other functional teams: production, formulation, and data management
  • Compile analytical data, perform data analysis and interpretation
  • Order and maintain laboratory reagents and supplies, perform tasks as assigned
  • Implement sample and laboratory management system

Typical activities:

  • Perform:
  • Cell-based metabolic assays for insulin activity
  • High-throughput cell proliferation assays using colorimetric readouts
  • Cell culture and cell-based assays in microplates
  • Pharmacokinetics studies using ELISA detection systems
  • Assays manually and with semi-automatic systems
  • Sample inventory control and handling
  • Data analysis with established templates
  • Solution/buffer preparation, support
  • Creating accurate documentation for all studies


  • Extensive cell culture experience
  • Microplate cell-based assay experience including troubleshooting
  • Hands-on experience with ELISA and other bioanalytical methodology
  • Familiarity with competitive binding assays is a plus
  • Follow protocols precisely; record results accurately and meticulously
  • Excellent sample and data management
  • Prompt and accurate record keeping
  • Juggling several simultaneous projects
  • Good listener. Strong, concise, and consistent written and oral communication

Personal characteristics:

  • Meticulous and detail oriented, responsible & mature
  • Good mechanical skills; hands-on person
  • Passionate, committed to excellence; driven to make projects and company succeed
  • Persistent/tenacious, proactive self-starter, thorough follow-up; problem solver
  • Initiates change. Sense of urgency
  • Takes responsibility. Gets things done personally as well as through others
  • Risk taker, flexible and adaptable. Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Good with people, team player, sense of humor
  • Demonstrated strong ethics


  • At least 2 years experience post graduation, preferably in an industry setting
  • At least 3 distinct, observable examples where achieved meaningful excellence
  • Must have a B.S./M.S in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related science in addition to appropriate laboratory experience
  • We do not provide sponsorship. Must be eligible to work in the US

Compensation: We offer competitive salary, incentive stock options and bonus based on agreed upon milestones

We do not provide sponsorship. Must be eligible to work in the US.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: