Cell Biologist Jobs
Cell Biologist Job Overview
Cell biologists study the structure and activities of cells from bacteria, plants, animals, and parasites. They may design and conduct research projects, supervise research technicians, identify and classify organisms, prepare technical reports, present research findings, and keep up with current knowledge in the field by reading professional journals and attending conferences. Most cell biologists work in research and development. They rely heavily upon computers for genetic and statistical analysis of research findings. They may work with a team of related scientists such as microbiologists, neurologists, virologists, and physiologists.
Cell Biologist Education Requirements
The typical level of education for entry into a job as a cell biologist is a bachelor's degree. In order to conduct independent research or to perform higher level experiments and analysis, a master's degree or doctoral degree is preferred. Cell biologists may receive supplemental on-the-job training, especially in the use of technology and computers used in this line of work. As pursuits such as cell culture and genetic analysis are increasingly computerized and mechanized, cell biologists who are familiar with computer programming and information technology may retain an advantage in their field of expertise.
Cell Biologist Job Market
The job outlook for cell biologists is 7 percent growth from 2012 through 2022, which is slower than average for all occupations. Cell biologists who have a solid understanding of other disciplines such as biochemistry and genetics may find improved prospects for employment. Pharmaceutical, research, and development industries hold the most promise for job opportunities. The job market in government will be dependent upon funding and budgetary issues.
Cell Biologist Salary
According to statistics, the median annual pay for cell biologists was $66,260 in 2012. Cell biologists working for the federal government earned the highest annual salaries while those employed by colleges and universities earned the lowest annual salaries.
Houston Methodist Houston, TX, 77020
Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Company Profile Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innov...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Cambridge, MA
116600BR BS/MS Scientist: Molecular & Cell Biology, Ocular Inflammation Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) Ophthalmology USA Cambridge, MA USA Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA Research Ophthalmics/Ophthalmology Full Time Regular A scientist position is available in the department of Ophthalmology within Novartis Institute for Biomedical Re...
Bristol Myers Squibb City, CA
Description BMS Oncology Discovery Research is seeking an individual to play an active role in building an innovative Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) drug discovery pipeline by identifying & validating novel drug targets. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary group including cancer cell biologists, applied genomics and bioinformatics teams. Qualifications •A PhD degree in a biological...
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
Description The Fesik Lab at Vanderbilt University ( www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/fesiklab ) is seeking a Research Professor in Cell and Cancer Biology with experience in drug discovery. The lab is a multidisciplinary team, comprised of structural biologists, medicinal chemists, and cell biologists, committed to discovering novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. We use NMR-based fragment scree...
Pfizer Cambridge, MA
*Org Marketing Statement*All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That’s why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission...
Gordon College Wenham, MA
Founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute in Boston, Gordon College has emerged as one of the country’s top Christian liberal arts colleges, and the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England. Gordon offers excellent academics, a strong sense of community and an atmosphere of open intellectual inquiry and personal responsibility within the framework of Christian faith. Gordon...
High Point University High Point, NC, 27261
The Department of Biology at High Point University invites applications for the following tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank, with a start date of August 2015. A Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field is required for all positions. Teaching and postdoctoral experience are preferred. Cell Biologist: The successful candidate will teach foundation courses within the biology ...
Durham University Durham, NC, 27701
Job Description Postdoctoral biochemist/molecular cell biologist A three year postdoctoral position is available in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University to characterise the metalloproteome in the genetic model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae . The successful candidate will employ modern proteomic and mass spectrometric techniques in combination with organelle ...
Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is significantly expanding our Research and Developme...
Pfizer Cambridge, MA, 02138
Org Marketing Statement All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That’s why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission...
Celgene San Diego, CA, 92140
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA, 02138
A scientist position is available in the department of Ophthalmology within Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (NIBR). We are looking for a highly motivated molecular/cell biologist to join a dynamic research group to support the discovery of innovative medicine for ocular inflammatory diseases. The candidate’s main responsibility is to identify, validate and characterize novel modulators ...
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, 37201
The Fesik Lab at Vanderbilt University ( www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/fesiklab ) is seeking a Research Professor in Cell and Cancer Biology with experience in drug discovery. The lab is a multidisciplinary team, comprised of structural biologists, medicinal chemists, and cell biologists, committed to discovering novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. We use NMR-based fragment screening and stru...
Bristol Myers Squibb Redwood City, CA, 94063
BMS Oncology Discovery Research is seeking an individual to play an active role in building an innovative Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) drug discovery pipeline by identifying & validating novel drug targets. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary group including cancer cell biologists, applied genomics and bioinformatics teams. •A PhD degree in a biological discipline and 5-8 years of i...
Agilent Technologies Inc. Santa Rosa, TX, Israel
Date Posted: 23/Sep/14 Requisition: 2057145 Job Title: R&D Researcher, Digital Pathology Image Analysis Description: Agilent Laboratories, Life Sciences and Diagnostics, is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and skilled scientist to work in Petach Tikvah, Israel, as part of an international innovative multidisciplinary team developing next generation technologies for life science research, di...
Agilent Technologies Inc. Santa Clara, CA, US
Date Posted: 03/Sep/14 Requisition: 2054598 Job Title: Scientist Position in Cell Biology Description: Conduct innovative research in the field of Cell Biology as part of a multidisciplinary team developing breakthrough technologies in genome engineering and control, stem cell biology, cancer biology, and future clinical diagnostics. Utilize experience in mammalian cell culture including genera...
Merck & Co. Boston, MA
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
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$24,000.00 - $100,000.00
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Supports drug discovery by conducting, analyzing, and documenting biological studies; preparing reports.
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Attention to Detail
Documents analyses by completing experiment logs and records; completing investigational, new drug, and marketing authorization applications; and results of clinical trials.
Updates job knowledge by tracking emerging trends in biological methods development; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional journals; establishing personal networks.