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Careers

For over 20 years Cytoskeleton has operated on the understanding that our people are our most important asset.

Our people
Focused professionals who thrive on achievement through individual and team efforts.  Our people have a passion for excellence in everything they do, they are the engine that drives the culture and fulfills the mission of Cytoskeleton.

Our culture
Openness, accountability and balance. Cytoskeleton operates through a clearly defined set of company, departmental and individual goals. Every employee contributes to defining yearly goals which serve as a tool to help us communicate, be pro-active (change happens), learn and succeed. An open door policy, meaningful communication and boundary-less attitudes allow truly productive inter- and intra-departmental efforts to drive success. The culture at Cytoskeleton is one of inclusiveness, we offer competitive salaries, healthcare and benefits and we respect the need for balance in the life of all employees.

Our Mission
The mission of Cytoskeleton is to help life scientists investigate the biological mechanisms underlying health and disease.  We develop, manufacture and support high quality kits and reagents that are focused on signal transduction and cytoskeletal research. We have a serious commitment to innovation that is reflected in the patented technologies covering many of the products developed at Cytokeleton.  The quality of our products and support is a reflection of the high quality people who are unshakeable in their determination to create the best experience possible for our customers.

Location
Cytoskeleton is located in central Denver (Colorado) with access to major interstates that connect the mountains to Denver and to Denver International Airport (DIA). Denver has a thriving social life with year round entertainment in LoDo (Lower Downtown), which has over 400 restaurants, bars and clubs in one square mile. In addition there is a world class theatre and performing arts complex (8 theatres) and four major sports teams (Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche) to enjoy year round. Outdoor activities like hiking, running, biking and skiing are also very popular. For more information on a particular position, please e-mail a resume, cover letter, expected salary range and indicate which position you are interested in (e-mail: hres@cytoskeleton.com). More information about Denver can be obtained from www.denver.org.

Currently available positions are:

Research Scientist

Quality Control Scientist



Research Scientist


Job ID#             RDPK2015
Full/Part time   Full
Location           Denver CO
Reports to       Director of Research & Development
Description     Research Scientist
Level:               Scientist I

Position Objective:     

Are you a self motivated person who thrives in a dynamic, supportive team oriented environment? Do you gain satisfaction from making quality contributions in a company that values your abilities and respects your need for a balanced lifestyle? Then you should think about making a move to Cytoskeleton.

Cytoskeleton has long been an innovator in the bio-reagent industry, a fact reflected in the patented technologies covering many of our products.  One of our company goals is to become an innovative new player in the development of post translational modification (PTM) research reagents. We invite people who are motivated to take on this exciting challenge to join us.  The ideal candidate will be a critical and disciplined thinker with the ability and vision to create carefully controlled experimental designs and convert them into robust finished products.  You should enjoy working in the lab as approximately 50-60% of your time will be spent performing hands on product development at the bench.  Strong working experience in antibody product development and protein biochemistry techniques including ELISA, immunoprecipitations, and chemical cross-linking of proteins to reporter molecules (e.g. HRP, biotin and fluorophores) and solid matrices are required.  Cell biology experience, particularly biochemical analysis of tissue culture lysates manipulated through pharmacological and /or molecular biology based techniques would be helpful. A strong publication record that demonstrates a high degree of creativity, such as the development of novel quantitative assays would be a strong advantage as would a working knowledge of the PTM field including phosphorylation, ubiquitination, SUMOylation and acetylation.

The position is initially at the individual contributor level. In this capacity you will have the opportunity to act as project manager, liaising with Production, QC and Marketing departments. As you help develop and grow this product line there will be opportunities for career advancement on either managerial or individual contributor tracks.  Cytoskeleton offers attractive salaries and great benefits including generous paid vacation time, 401K contributions, health, dental, LTD and life coverage.  

Responsibilities

  • Execute and manage product pipeline directives
  • Write SOPs, protocols and datasheets to support new product development
  • Generate written and verbal reports for presentation to manager, R&D team and cross functional groups
  • Contribute new ideas to the R&D department for incorporation into Product Pipeline

 

Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in biological sciences facing discipline
  • 3+ years of industry or post doc experience
  • Proven track record of extensive expertise in antibody related product/assay development including ELISA, immunoprecipitations, tissue culture techniques and chemical cross-linking of antibodies to reporter molecules and solid matrices.
  • Strong academic publication record

 


Quality Control Scientist


Job ID#                                         QCSM2015
Full/Part time                               Full
Location                                       Denver CO
Required Education:                  Doctorate/PhD
Area(s) of expertise desired:   Quality control, Scientist Protein Biochemistry
Reports to:                                  Director of QC
Level:                                           Scientist I

Position Objective:     

Are you a self motivated person who thrives in a dynamic, supportive team oriented environment? Do you gain satisfaction from making quality contributions in a company that values your abilities and respects your need for a balanced lifestyle? Then you should think about making a move to Cytoskeleton. 

Cytoskeleton has long been an innovator in the bio-reagent industry, a fact reflected in the patented technologies covering many of our products.  We currently manufacture around 150 products and we are looking for a QC scientist to run day to day operations of the QC department and help design and implement the infrastructure necessary to allow robust company growth.  The opportunity to help guide the growth of a quality centric company is waiting.

The ideal candidate will be a critical and disciplined thinker with extensive experience in creating and editing SOPs, preferably related to QC processes.  You should enjoy working in the lab as approximately 50% of your time will be spent performing hands on quality control at the bench.  A strong publication record that demonstrates a flair for performing carefully controlled experiments will be an advantage.

The position is initially at the individual contributor level. In this capacity you will have the opportunity to work with R&D and Production departments to ensure companywide integration of quality processes. As you help develop and grow product lines there will be opportunities for career advancement on either managerial or individual contributor tracks.  Cytoskeleton offers attractive salaries and great benefits including generous paid vacation time, 401K contributions, health, dental, LTD and life coverage.  

Responsibilities

  • Execute day to day operations of QC Department
  • Design and implement systems improvements throughout department 
  • Maintain, improve and create SOPs as needed 
  • Work with a cross functional team to facilitate new product development

 

Requirements

  • PhD in biological sciences facing discipline
  • 3+ years experience in a quality control position, preferably in a biologicals manufacturing environment
  • Skilled at reviewing and approving QC results and designing robust product specifications
  • Previous experience with document control processes
  • Able to inspire others to require and expect the highest standards of quality throughout the company
  • Ideal candidate would have previous experience of successfully growing and improving a quality control department