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Research Associate I

High Throughput Biology and Screening Technology Unit

IRBM is a scientific contract research organization (CRO) that stands at the forefront of drug discovery, leveraging a single, unified research facility, located in Pomezia (Rome), Italy, to accelerate team-based breakthroughs and improve efficiencies from initial concept to pre-clinical candidate.

With a history of contributing to several approved drugs, and its own internal pipeline of oncology and other therapeutic assets, IRBM is powered by deep collaborations and decades of expertise from leading global institutions. Our comprehensive in-house capabilities assist partners in achieving key milestones and progressing towards clinical readiness, positioning IRBM as a major player in driving innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields.

Job Description

We have an opening for a highly motivated Research Associate to join our High Throughput Biology and Screening Unit and support our Cell Imaging activities. A proven record in utilizing the most common cell biology techniques and knowledge in Fluorescent based microscopy is requested. In this laboratory-based position, the successful candidate will contribute to the design, development and optimization of cell-based imaging assays. A collaborative attitude and ability to work under pressure are essential. Possession of an enthusiastic and proactive attitude towards learning is also a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working under the direction of our team leader, perform the necessary laboratory activities to develop, troubleshoot, and optimize cell-based imaging assay.
  • Maintain laboratory notebook, write and present comprehensive reports on results.
  • Establish productive working relationships with all team members.
  • Maintain high laboratory standards with regard to quality and safety.


  • Excellent cell culture handling and proven experience in cellular biology techniques
  • Proven experience in standard molecular and biochemistry procedures, including but not limited to PCR, qPCR, nucleic acid manipulation, western blot and immunofluorescence
  • Experience with High Content Imaging readers and image analysis would be highly desirable
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Working knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Good team player


Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline with at least 2+ years of relevant research experience.

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