Lab Associate/Research Associate – Bioassays

Company Background

Thermalin Inc. is developing a pipeline of patent pending insulin analogs that address significant unmet needs in the rapidly growing insulin market ($17B today, $70B expected worldwide by 2030).  Founded on a portfolio of new insulin analogs invented by Dr. Michael Weiss, Chairman Emeritus of Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve Medical School and Director of Therapeutic Protein Institute, Thermalin has recently entered a license and collaboration agreement with a top-5 pharmaceutical company related to two of its insulin programs.


Performing cell-based assays and immunoassays for preclinical characterization of insulin analogs.


  • 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
    • 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
  • 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 U.S.


We offer a competitive salary with bonus based on agreed upon objectives and stock options.

Work Authorization
Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Thermalin Inc. will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Thermalin Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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