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Sr Research Associate

Waltham, MA 02451

Posted: 01/26/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 542903 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

This company is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) and other diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction, multiple sclerosis and cancer. The company has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. 

This company is currently seeking a Sr. research associate to fill a contract position in the Protein Therapeutics Group at our Waltham MA location. The successful candidate will actively contribute to the early discovery of novel biological molecules for multiple disease indications.
•    Develop and execute bioanalytical assays using ELISA and MSD platforms to support PK, immunogenicity and biomarker testing for early drug discovery studies
•    Analyze, report, and present results at project meetings
•    Author standard operating procedures, maintain electronic notebook
•    Manage multiple project commitments under the confines of challenging time lines
•    Support the daily activities of the Protein Therapeutics group

•    Strong knowledge and hands-on experience with ELISA, MSD and other similar plate-based bioanalytical (BA) assays. Experience in BA assays for PK/PD/ADA analysis of protein therapeutics.
•    Experience in biochemical and cell-based assay development is preferred. Such assays may include cell proliferation or cytotoxicity assays.  
•    Experience in biologics discovery is a strong plus (protein design, expression, purification and characterization)

•    Committed to maintaining high standards in quality of science
•    Ability to independently design, execute, and analyze experiments
•    Ability to multi-task and prioritize according to project timelines
•    Strong problem solving and interdisciplinary communication skills
•    Proactive and self-motivated

•    BS or MS in a relevant scientific discipline (molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or immunology).  BS candidates should have 5+ year experience in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry setting.  

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