Research Associate
Biochemical Assay Specialist (Full-time)


The candidate will be primarily performing enzymatic assays, MALDI TOF mass spectrometry, and assisting in basic laboratory functions. He/She will lead target/enzyme-based projects for biotech and pharma clients. The candidate will be responsible for materials, buffers, and reagents for biochemical assay development and high-throughput drug discovery using automated liquid handling. The candidate must be willing to work on-site at the company and occasionally use instruments off-site (locally) to acquire data. The candidate should be organized and highly motivated with the ability to work under strict timelines in a fast paced environment. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Operations.

Qualifications and Required Experience

  • B.S. (3+ years exp) or M.S. (1-3 years exp) in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related.
  • At least 1 year experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience in performing assays is preferred.
  • Experience with automated liquid handling, enzyme kinetics, mass spectrometry, and high-throughput screening is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and experience in generating graphical outputs of data is preferred.
  • The candidate must be organized and work diligently to meet timelines.

Please send inquiries or cover letter/resume to:

SAMDI Tech Inc is a start-up biotech company located in University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. SAMDI Tech offers drug discovery assay services to biotech and pharma clients using our proprietary SAMDI technology. Visit to learn more.