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Cell Biology Research Associate

North Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Research Associate Cell Biology

Cambridge, MA

1+ year contract (extendable)

Summary: We seek a highly motivated individual to work within a multi-disciplinary drug discovery effort aimed at targeting drug-resistant cancers. This Research Associate will be mentored by senior scientists and will work as part of a highly integrated team to design and execute experiments involving several different molecular, cellular and small molecule-based techniques. This position provides a rich environment to expand skills in cancer-therapeutics development, cell biology, functional genetics and small molecule assays. It also affords extensive opportunity for demonstrating leadership, contributing to company culture and participating in the start-up experience

  • Routine execution of weekly cell-based assays to support medicinal chemistry efforts and build structure activity relationships.
  • Develop new cellular assays both independently and in collaboration with senior scientists
  • Order and maintain necessary reagents, solutions and supplies
  • Contribute to conception, planning and execution of larger experiments as part of a team
  • Analyze and QC data and upload into company data base.
  • Maintain high quality notebooks documenting experimental procedures and results
  • Attend team meetings and present results

  • BS/MS degree in biology, biochemistry or related field required
  • Minimum of 2 years of research lab experience in mammalian cell culture methods and plate-based assays
  • Excellent aseptic techniques and experience in transfection and transduction techniques, as well as stable cell line generation
  • Understanding and ability to execute protocols for protein chemistry and target validation, such as SDS-PAGE, ELISA, and western blots
  • Experience independently executing experiments and analyzing data
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as a member of a team
  • Experience running biochemical assays with multiple detection technologies is a plus

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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