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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, New York (US)
$58,000 - $65,000 annually
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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The Scientist will work closely with CBET staff to execute research projects focused on cell culture, fermentation, purification, and QA/QC. The individual will be expected to integrate into the team environment and work efficiently with dynamic workflows.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform hands-on work in upstream, downstream, and analytical research activities in coordination with the CBET Contract Research Services team.
  • Gather and organize data, assist in analyzing laboratory results, and communicate with CBET Senior Scientists about results.
  • Contribute to the preparation of presentations and technical reports.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and cleanliness.
  • Perform searches of scientific literature to find relevant information pertaining to current research projects.
  • Guide students and interns on proper laboratory techniques and practices.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree in related field (example – biotechnology) required
  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science preferred.
  • Life science backgrounds and/or laboratory work experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Theoretical knowledge of cell biology, microbial growth, protein purification and common analytical techniques (SDS-PAGE, HPLC, ELISA, etc.)
  • Proven communication skills, especially those relating to scientific communication, including verbal, written, and listening skills for recording, processing, documenting, and presenting data.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and manage complex tasks/projects in a timely manner with a high degree of quality.
  • Strong problem-solving, critical-thinking, and time management skills; the ideal candidate will be flexible, resourceful, creative, and persistent.
  • Attention to detail and a desire to learn about new topics and techniques.
  • Ability to think, work, and troubleshoot problems independently.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Please note that this posting is not all-inclusive of the job responsibilities or qualifications of the position. The essential functions of the job may or may not have been fully described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Benefits: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision benefits, free life insurance and disability programs, tuition assistance programs, retirement plan with employer match and contribution, and generous time off including 20 paid holidays plus paid sick and vacation time. Additional perks include wellness rewards, free gym access, free parking, identity theft protection and many others. Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, and exclusions may apply for some roles.

Salary Range: $58,000 - $65,000 annually

ACPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our hiring and employment practices.



Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The college’s mission is to educate the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society.

We’re here because we’re driven to discover everything that's achievable through science. To turn curiosity into solutions. To find the next breakthrough. The next new cure. To explore the next frontier and advance the future of healthcare and medicine.

We know this challenge is not for everyone. But that’s why it’s so important to us. Because ultimately, our work is for everyone. It’s for all of humanity.

 At ACPHS, we strive to provide a workplace that allows you to flourish as an individual while at the same time helps us to achieve our strategic objectives. We are equally passionate about delivering the best student experience possible, both inside and outside the classroom. If this sounds like an environment you would like to be part of, we encourage you to review the job openings posted on this website and see if there is a position suited to your interests and abilities.

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