Cogent Scientific, an insourced contract research organization, is looking for the right people to accomplish our Mission: to partner in the global effort to improve lives through innovative science with an experienced workforce. We can offer you the chance to build on your skills and knowledge while working among experts in their fields and with cutting-edge instrumentation.

Cogent Scientific offers competitive pay (with relocation package when applicable), attractive benefits, and an exciting work environment. We aim to recruit the best people who stand out among their peers and embody our Core Values:

• Client Focused: We only succeed when our clients succeed.
• Outstanding: We deliver meticulous results through outstanding performance.
• Good: We act ethically and morally.
• Employee-Centric: We honor and support our employees.
• Nimble: We are prepared to adapt in an ever-changing industry.
• Team-Oriented: We collaborate with each other and with our clients.

We currently have a role available for an Molecular Biologist in a pharmaceutical research lab setting.


Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing and validating cellular based assays and ELISAs.  Interpreting and evaluating results for internal customers.
  • Developing custom immunoassays.
  • Testing samples using qPCR/RT-PCR.
  • Analyzing tissue samples and utilizing DNA/RNA extraction.
  • Utilizing laboratory automation equipment.


Job requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • BS – Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cellular Biology or related field with 4-7 years of laboratory experience, preferably from a pharma environment. MS-Molecular Biology, etc. with 1-3 years of experience outside of academia would also be considered.
  • Strong time management skills and flexibility to handle urgent projects within given timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Very strong attention to detail and safety as well as problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstration of excellent team player skills.
  • A high level of learning agility and the ability to work across functions.
  • The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and self-motivated, with the leadership and communication skills necessary to operate effectively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment with flexibility and an adaptable approach to goal delivery.