Cogen Immune Medicine

Job Title: Sr. Scientist of Platform Discovery – Automation

Job Number: 22374

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Platform Biology, the Senior Scientist of Platform Discovery – Automation will assume a key role responsible for building and implementing core elements of Cogen’s high-throughput drug discovery platform, which is poised to interrogate unprecedented diversities of protein interactions. The position will manage a small team of scientists to automate aspects of protein production, quality control, biospecimen preparation, and sample processing.


The Senior Scientist will serve an essential role in the Platform Discovery Group.  Responsibilities of this team include: (1) Day-to-day planning, operation, management, and ownership of the high-throughput discovery platform, (2) execution of discovery projects, working with a diverse team of scientists in multi-disciplinary teams, (3) ensuring quality and rigor in screening and experimentation, and (4) working closely with Technology Development, Protein Engineering, and Molecular Biology in support of ongoing platform evolution.
The Senior Scientist’s key impact will be the delivery of processes and materials that feed directly into every project executed the Platform Discovery Group.

Required Skills

The successful PhD-level candidate should have at least 5 years of post-PhD or similar experience, at a biotech or pharmaceutical company, with a focus on high-throughput screening or production. The incumbent will be process-oriented, organized, and technically-minded. Demonstrated experience developing or implementing processes on liquid-handling robots is required. Knowledge and experience in protein production and associated analytical methods are highly-preferred.  Familiarity with programming, next generation sequencing, and molecular biology are beneficial.
The candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and a successful track record of managing projects, and working in a fast-paced early stage environment.
Specific experience in the following areas are highly desirable:

  • High-throughput screening
  • Process development on liquid handling robots
  • Protein production and characterization (SDS-PAGE, Western blots, etc)
  • Integration with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Quality Control
  • Computer programming (Python, SQL, javascript, etc.)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Project leadership
  • Management of junior lab members

The Scientist should be passionate, results-driven, and team-oriented with the ability to effectively motivate and lead.


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