• AMRI
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Pharmaceutical

Job Description

Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Research Scientist I, Cellular Biology and Assay Technologies is expected to work under supervisory direction. Principal responsibilities may include assistance in: the development of cell lines, differentiated cells, bioactivity assays and high content screening (HCS) assays for testing of natural product and synthetic samples; automation of assays and high throughput screening (HTS); potency and selectivity testing; analysis and interpretation of assay development, HTS, HCS and potency data. A major component in the scientist's performance rating will be based on productivity, teamwork and cooperation.


  • Assist in the development of reagents through applications of molecular biology, cell biology and/or cell culture.
  • Assist in the development and validation of assays for bioactivity screening and their transfer to robotic systems for high throughput screening.

  • Assist in the development and testing of automated procedures.

  • Performance of high throughput and secondary screening of sample collections and generation of high quality screening data.

  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of assay development, validation, screening and potency data. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the quality indicators required for validation of an assay, engineered cell line or differentiated cell line to be used for drug discovery or evaluation.

  • Maintain comprehensive, up to date records of experimental methods, materials, calculations, results, observations and outcomes (decisions) in compliance with AMRI laboratory notebook policy. Record all appropriate data electronically in AMRI databases.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degree with a major in Biology or Biochemistry, or equivalent industrial experience.
  • Laboratory experience conducting molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, assay development and validation, screening or custom reagent production.
  • Computer training in the use of standard office software applications and databases.
  • Other pertinent training/courses.

All interested applicants must apply online. AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness. Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.