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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Chemical Biology

Frontier Medicines
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Frontier Medicines is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in the Chemical Biology team. The successful candidate is expected to have an excellent working knowledge of cell biology and high-throughput screening techniques. This position requires working as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced drug-hunting environment.

Frontier Medicines offers a dynamic environment with the opportunity to impact lives of patients while conducting cutting-edge science. There are short communication lines across the company, and we encourage and support the professional development of our team members.

  • Cell culture for plate-based screening including drug-treatment and viability assessment
  • Assist with creation of cell lines containing mutant or tagged forms of proteins on various promoters (e.g. native and dox-inducible)
  • Assist with QC of internal cell line bank (STR, mycoplasma testing, passage number etc.)
  • Maintain a clear, detailed electronic laboratory notebook to document all experiments and findings

What are we looking for?
  • BS or MS in a biological science (molecular biology, cellular biology or related discipline).
  • Mammalian cell culture experience and associated technologies in a plate-based format
  • Experience with cellular and biochemical techniques such as luciferase assays, western blotting, and immunofluorescence.
  • Experience with automation and liquid handling devices e.g. Echo, MultiFlo
  • Excellent communication, organization, and technical writing skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to learn new skills.
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Incorporation of heavy metabolites and amino acids for pulse-chase type investigations and use of other custom cell-media formulations
  • Experience with patient derived cells, IPSCs, and 3D organoids a plus.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of accomplishments via presentations or publications in biology.

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Free Food & Snacks
  • Wellness Resources
  • Stock Option Plan
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