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Senior Research Associate - Microbiology

T2 Biosystems
Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate within our Microbiology group working in Lexington, MA. The individual filling this role will be responsible for providing general expertise in the areas of microbiology and bacterial physiology. The Senior Research Associate will provide a lead technical role in the development of laboratory protocols for the cultivation of pathogenic organisms and preparation of contrived patient samples for the development of diagnostic assays. This individual will work with the T2 Microbiology staff to expand on our established protocols and methods to enable the accurate production of test samples for development of novel assays in conjunction with the Assay Development group. This role consists of hands-on execution in the laboratory as well as technical leadership within the Microbiology group. This position will report directly to the Manager of Microbiology R&D.

  • Develop novel cultivation methods for pathogenic bacterial and fungal species and eukaryotic viruses.
  • Optimize current microbiological cultivation methods and processes for a broad range of microorganisms.
  • Develop, refine, and execute batch records, SOPs and work instructions.
  • Develop microbiological methods for titer level assignment and sample production to support assay development.
  • Develop, establish and execute processes for preparation of samples to support assay verification and validation activities.

Skills and Experience:
  • B.S. or M.S. in Microbiology or Molecular Biology.
  • Experience in biotechnology required; 3-4 years for B.S. candidates, 1-2 years for M.S. candidates.
  • Familiarity with process development and generating standard operating procedures.
  • Demonstrated expertise in microbiology required with a strong background in bacterial physiology a plus.
  • Sterile technique and microbial cell culture expertise a must.
  • Understanding of antibiotic resistance mechanisms a plus.
  • Experience working with a broad range of bacterial species.
  • Excellent organizational, record keeping and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence with data analyses and attention to detail.
  • Track record of success and independence completing assigned tasks.
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