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Research Associate - Sr. Scientist, Translational Biology

Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Energy, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
Research Associate - Sr. Scientist, Translational Biology - Perm - Lexington, MA.

The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

An American Company is seeking a Research Associate - Sr. Scientist, Translational Biology in Lexington, MA.

Role Description

• Provide scientific and technical ability to assess new target and therapeutic hypotheses for the Translational Biology group

• Conduct efficacy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, structure-activity-relationship and mechanisms of action studies of siRNA drug candidates

• Use appropriate in vivo models to understand the mechanisms by which our drug candidates may contribute to efficacy and potential adverse events in patients

• Present working progress to team members in a group meeting

• Work closely with research team members to develop molecular and cellular assays to quickly and effectively address key questions related to the safety and efficacy of our drugs.

• Review literature and provide insights to research directions, while making hands-on contributions to the research

• Develop in vivo model systems and technologies to evaluate efficacy, pharmacodynamics, and mechanisms of action of drug candidates

• Serve as a role model for compliant behavior that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization

Skills & Requirements

• Masters to PhD in Biology, Cell or Molecular Biology, or a related field, ideally with a >3 years industry experience

• Experience in designing and performing molecular and cellular biology techniques, including but not limited to administration of test compounds, collecting tissue samples RNA preparation, RT-qPCR, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, western blot

• In depth knowledge of, and hands-on experience with, in vitro and in vivo models used for mechanistic investigation and new target identification

• A true team player with high degree of energy and a passion for contributing to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics

• A mentor and coach for more junior people who might be reporting to you or others in the group

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• A documented and strong ability to collaborate with colleagues productively in a fast-paced environment

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the Information Technology industry and market trends . Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there's a position you really want, you're fully prepared to get it.

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Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information.

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