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Associate Research Scientist

Cambridge, MA 02142

Posted: 05/04/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 562719 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 40-47.48/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will work broadly with the research organization to support drug discovery programs, by conducting experimental work in a translational setting, including developing and implementing cutting-edge technology and novel cellular, molecular and biochemical assays in cancer and inform opportunities for new therapeutic interventions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct patient tissue samples processing and ex vivo model development including patient-derived cell culture, maintenance, propagation and banking.
  • Design, optimize, and set up routine and novel cellular assays to characterize drug responses.
  • Conduct molecular, biochemical and related assays including qPCR, ELISA, Western blot, immunostaining and basic microscopy.
  • Effectively communicate and document experimental procedures, results and data through reports, publications, and internal meetings.
  • Design, optimize, execute, analyze and interpret scientific experiments with some supervision.
  • Collaborate with other team members in areas of responsibility.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • A BS with 0-8 years of experience or an M.S. with a minimum of 0-2 years of laboratory experience in cellular biology, oncology and molecular biology; job title will be commensurate with previous experience
  • Hands on experience with a wide range of in vitro cellular and biochemical assays such as cell culture, western blotting, immunofluorescence staining is required.
  • Ability to conduct cell line and primary cell culture/maintenance/expansion and take other lab duties as needed.
  • Specific experience with processing of biological samples for downstream characterization is preferred.
  • Experience with designing, optimizing and running high-throughput assays is preferred.
  • Proficiency in utilizing software such as Graph Pad, Microsoft office etc. for data analysis and figure generation is required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain good records of laboratory data.
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