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Research & Development Scientist

Company: Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc.
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Research and Development Scientist
Job Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Anticipated Start Date: Asap

Overview : The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, early-stage company environment and will be flexible to accommodate shifting company priorities. The individual will have ownership of specific R&D projects and will be responsible for independently designing, executing, and analyzing experiments to advance goals relative to said projects according to timelines approved by the larger R&D team.

Additional responsibilities will include routine lab maintenance, assay development and validation, quality control, and cross-departmental support. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and is willing to adapt to shifting priorities and switch between projects seamlessly. This position will fulfill a variety of roles instrumental to the successful development of Akadeum's growing microbubble platform capabilities.

Desired Traits:
Eagerness to learn and master a variety of laboratory techniques in a collaborative research environment
Willingness to grow and learn immunology, cell separation, and molecular biology skills as needed
Comfortable with managing competing priorities while analyzing experimental data and presenting results with short turn-around times
Self-starter with strong work ethic and a strong sense of scientific standards and ethics
Comfortable communicating with external partners and customers

Responsibilities:
Develop long-term project outlines for new product and business development projects as needed with successful scientific project management.
Independently design, execute, and analyze experiments for specific research projects.
Perform cell isolation and depletion experiments with downstream flow cytometric data collection
Analyze experimental data and draw conclusions using basic statistical techniques
Present experimental results at weekly R&D meetings
Support general R&D tasks such as cell culture, reagent prep, lab maintenance, sample phenotyping, etc. as needed.
Maintain detailed documentation of all experimental work performed in the lab in a lab notebook
Assist with general lab maintenance responsibilities
Contribute to Akadeum's technology through innovation and active participation in becoming the top separation technology on the market
Up to 10% travel

Qualifications:
BS in a relevant biological or chemical science or equivalent demonstrated experience (examples include immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, bioconjugation) with two years, or MS/PhD with one year industry experience.
Minimum three years of wet lab experience
Demonstrated excellence of basic laboratory etiquette, tools, and techniques
Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (interest and experience in advanced data communication like Tableau or other platforms is welcome)
Ability to consistently adhere to SOPs with a high degree of fidelity
Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to perform multiple-hour experiments with little to no supervision
Ability to maintain excellent records (lab book and digital)
Proven strong time management skills
Comfort working in biological safety cabinets and chemical hoods

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@akadeum.com

Keywords: Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc., Ann Arbor , Research & Development Scientist, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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