Research Scientist 2/Senior

Requisition ID 2023-13389
Posting Date 4 weeks ago(11/7/2023 4:40 PM)
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Less than 10%
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc - Bloomington


A Research Scientist  performs relevant background research on a topic and generates pertinent questions and experimental designs with general guidance. This role conducts and analyzes experiments on complex biological topics with limited supervision while assisting with laboratory maintenance.  This role is part of a team investigating potential new product areas while also assisting with informal training, trouble-shooting of methods or equipment, and connecting with others in R&D through excellent written and verbal communication.  We are looking for self-motivated candidates who are eager to contribute new ideas and quickly generate and analyze high quality data.  Design, optimization and execution of advanced cellular models will be an initial focus.


• Contribute ideas for new experiments.
• Set own objectives to achieve larger project goals.
• Conduct and analyze experiments.
• Own the writing of experiment documentation including methods, reports and validation protocols.
• Contribute to laboratory maintenance including equipment calibrations.
• Initiate problem-solving of equipment or methodological issues.
• Generate project reports and assist with writing manuscripts or IP for external review.
• Present data internally within team or department.
• Assist in technology transfer to development by providing technical support, generating development reports, and data analysis.
• Assist in identifying new materials or methods for achieving project goals and determining best practices for their use and testing.
• Provide occasional guidance to others within the team.


• BS degree life science/engineering with 3 years relevant experience
• Previous experience with biology/biotechnology industries preferred
• Experience with advanced cell culture models and quantitative molecular or biological assays
• Operation and validation of specialty instrumentation

• Experience with sourcing and testing of new materials
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team and committed to high quality work
• Must be highly motivated, have excellent organizational and communication skills


Physical Requirements:

• Position requires training in blood borne pathogen safety measures
• New hires will be given the option of Hepatitis B vaccination
• Position requires use of cryogenic substances (liquid nitrogen) and in handling potentially pathogenic agents. Training will be required as part of role.
• Applications must be able to work in a controlled laboratory environment

• All procedures in which infectious aerosols or splashes may be created are conducted in biosafety cabinets (BSCs) or other physical containment equipment.
• This position requires work in a Biosafety Level 2 environment involving agents that pose moderate hazards to personnel and the environment


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