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Investigator/Sr. Investigator of mRNA(Molecular and Cell Biology)

Employer
Luye Pharma USA, Ltd.
Location
Woburn, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 9, 2021
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Summary of Position

We are seeking a highly motivated and adaptable individual to join our rapidly growing team in the US as Scientist or Principal Research Associate (for outstanding candidates). The successful candidate will report to the head of mRNA Gene Editing. He or she participates in the early R&D of innovative therapies for patients with serious diseases. The position requires passion, engagement and a desire to move projects forward.

Responsibilities
  • Perform research requiring cell biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, transfection, cell-based assays and analysis
  • Perform research requiring molecular biology and biochemical techniques including cloning, sequencing, qPCR/bDNA, mRNA/DNA analysis, plate-based assays and protein biochemistry
  • Processing and analysis (RNA, DNA, protein) of in vivo samples (e.g. serum, liver, muscle tissue) from rodents or other relevant species
  • Apply immunological and immuno-histochemical protocols to monitor phenotypic changes of primary cells or animal tissues
  • Streamline the laboratory work-flow to increase throughput and shorten turnaround times using liquid handling or programmable robotic platforms
  • Collect, analyze and document experimental data
  • Present the final results to team members and line manager

Minimum Qualifications
  • MS in biology or related discipline and 7+ years of relevant research experience
  • Ph.D. in biology or related discipline and 3+ years of relevant research experience
  • Proficiency in the relevant areas of cell, molecular biology or biochemistry
  • Ability to move projects forward and produce data on time
  • Capacity to identify and solve problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Motivation to work independently as part of a very collaborative, international team

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior research experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry, in particular the therapeutic application of siRNA, miRNA, mRNA, or CRISPR/CAS technologies
  • Experience with animal studies and RNA delivery concepts
  • Patents or publications, if possible

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