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Then Incyte is the pharmaceutical company for you. While our pipeline demonstrates the ability to compete with much larger pharmaceutical companies in selecting compelling targets and creating high-quality drug candidates, our smaller size enables employees to see the direct impact of their contributions on the direction of the company. Due to our smart, agile culture and cutting-edge science, we delivered a novel, first-to-market product in an unmet medical need in 2011 - the first in the company's history.

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Sr. Research Investigator, Applied Technology

Department: Applied Technology
Location: Incyte Corporate Headquarters

Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value. 

The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

Job Summary (Primary function)

This position is part of the Incyte Cellular Assays and Technologies group and will play a critical role in the early stages of drug discovery by providing cell biology expertise and support for drug discovery programs in a highly interactive environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for development and validation of cellular assays of sufficient disease relevance and robustness in automated screening. This work will be performed in collaboration with biology teams responsible for pharmacology and compound screening.

Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities)

  • Design cellular assays for progression of drug discovery programs.
  • Research cellular assay issues that arise within a program and design experimental approaches for problem solving.
  • Support programs with characterization of cellular effects of advanced leads as needed.
  • Participate as active member of project teams.
  • Communicate results and project updates to cross-functional scientific project teams

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)

  • Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology or related field with 3+ years drug discovery experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of cell engineering, assay development and phenotypic screening using mammalian cells.
  • Experience designing cellular assays to understand compound target engagement.
  • Experience deploying high content screening to drug discovery projects.
  • Experience designing genetic screens for target identification and target validation is a plus.
  • The successful candidate must have good communication skills and work productively in teams as well as independently.

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.   Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.


Incyte Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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