Research Scientist/Senior Scientist with Proteovista

 Position: Research Scientist/Senior Scientist – R&D 

About Proteovista: Started in 2011, Proteovista develops innovative enabling technologies and research tools to address key areas of drug discovery in cancer and heart disease. Our novel high throughput technologies based on the SNAP platform uniquely target the interactions between disease-related proteins and their DNA sites at specific genes using DNA-directed small molecules. By focusing on drug targets at precise DNA sites, our approach opens novel avenues for drug discovery while alleviating the wide-spread and deleterious side effects that often occur with currently available therapeutics. Building on the SNAP technology, we are developing peptide, protein, and aptamer technologies using our innovative pipeline. We also offer bioinformatics solutions, assay development, and DNA sequence specificity determination using our SNAP technology, fluorescence polarization, and TR-FRET. Our employees are key to driving technology forward, and we promote a healthy, flexible work environment with an emphasis on work-life balance, professional development and collaboration. Join our team! 

Position Summary: 

Proteovista is seeking a creative and self-motivated Senior Scientist with a strong background in molecular biology to contribute to our current pipeline of research and development projects, including the innovative development of novel detection reagents using high throughput microarray-based and solution-based technologies. 

Key Responsibilities: 

 Plan, conduct and analyze basic and complex experiments using molecular biology techniques 

 Communicate experimental design and results 

 Use literature searches to incorporate new techniques in our R&D pipeline 

 Develop protocols to improve and further develop processes 

 Write grants and present and publish key findings 

 Supervise and mentor assistant-level and junior-level scientists 

 Provide scientific and technical expertise on a variety of disciplines 

 Use creative thinking and problem solving to troubleshoot and contribute to the team 

Required Education, Experience and Competencies 

 PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related field with 0-5 years experience – We strongly encourage new graduates to apply! Experience may be substituted for education 

 Ability to work independently and plan well-controlled experiments on highly inventive protocols with enthusiasm and the highest integrity for science 

 Strong background in molecular biology, including cloning, cell culture, western blotting, gel electrophoresis 

o Preferred: Experience with baculovirus expression systems, protein purification, fluorescence polarization, in vitro transcription-translation, DNA/RNA arrays, transcription factor – DNA interactions, immune receptor biology, and aptamers 

o Candidates with a strong background in cancer/immune research, an inventive mind, a strong publication record, and a track record with SBIR grants will be most highly considered 

 Experience with Biosafety Level 1 and 2 organisms/specimens and ability to stand at a laboratory bench 

 Must work well with others, including the scientific team, cofounders and collaborators 

 Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills 


 Competitive salary 

 Excellent benefits, including health insurance and dental insurance 

 Generous paid time off in addition to 8 paid company holidays 

 Flexible work schedule and strong emphasis on work-life balance 

Professional development, including opportunities to attend and present at conferences, publish data and grow your career at a small but expanding company located in beautiful Research Park! 

Contact – Please send cover letter and resume/CV to 

Note: All candidates must be authorized for work in the US