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Analytical Development Senior Research Associate

Boston, MA 02210

Posted: 06/14/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 571980 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Manager Notes     
•    Sickle Cell Anemia – 2nd generation
•    Lab experience – cell based assays
•    PCR experience

As a Research Associate, you will join the Cell and Genetic Therapy (CGT) department to support the Cell Analytical Development team.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform various analytical cell and flow-based assays to support the Analytical development team’s sample testing with a rapid turn-around time.
  • Understand SOPs and author or review reports and protocols as needed.
  • Maintain excellent documentation of experiments and studies.
  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and trend assay performance in conjunction with manager.
  • Report on project progress and contribute to analytical development protocols and reports; present data effectively at internal Group or Project Team meetings.
  • Perform basic statistical analysis of experimental data where appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:?
  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Biology, Chemistry or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 - 5 years industry experience)
  • In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.
Preferred Experience:
  • Understanding how to develop and maintain pipelines, automated workflows, and databases is a plus.
  • Experience with sample management and ELN/LIMS systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:?
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture and well familiarized with aseptic techniques.
  • Hands-on experience with one or more of the following analytical techniques: cell culture, flow cytometry, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, SDS-PAGE, ELISA, MSD, NGS.
  • Ability to follow safety regulations and work in GMP like laboratory environment.
  • Excellent communicator with proven ability to build open and collaborative relationships and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Be self-motivated, focused, organized, and thorough.
  • Demonstrate independent reasoning and problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced work environment and multi-task effectively.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word to perform tasks.
  • Proficiency on technical operating systems.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability in technical writing skills.
  • Time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team.
Working Environment:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas?with diverse groups of people?in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.?
  • Able?to work upright and stationary and/or standing?for typical working hours.?
  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.?
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology?with proficiency.?
Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
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