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Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Chemical Biology - Boston

Frontier Medicines
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Oct 8, 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 Research Associate/Senior Research Associate with expertise in proteomics and mass spectrometry to join the Frontier Medicines Chemical Biology group. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing chemical biology assays across a variety of disciplines and techniques to drive drug discovery. Experience with activity-based protein profiling and chemoproteomics is highly desirable.

This individual will work closely with an experienced team of interdisciplinary scientists and have regular opportunities to present findings to the project team and senior management. The candidate should have a strong desire to learn new techniques and the ability to incorporate new methodologies into their work. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, organized, focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment driven to deliver quality data to enable drug discovery. This position is located in our Boston office.


What you will do:

Execute mass spectrometry-based assays for lead identification, optimization, and characterization with a high level of independence.

Develop and execute activity-based protein profiling assays for target-engagement assessment and selectivity profiling (gel-based, proteomics, etc).

Troubleshoot and optimize experiments to ensure generation of high-quality data.

Routinely use automation and liquid-handlers to execute key assays.

Analyze data and provide updates to project teams while meeting strict timelines and goals.

Maintain a clear, detailed laboratory notebook to document all experiments and findings.

Comply with best laboratory safety practices.

What we are looking for:

B.S. or Master's degree in Chemical Biology/Biochemistry, Chemistry, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field with 2+ years industry/academic lab experience preferred.

Hands-on expertise with liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry is preferred.

LC/MS experience with intact protein characterization, enzymatic digestion/lysate characterization, TMT proteomics, activity-based protein profiling, etc is highly desirable.

Experience with chemical biology/biochemistry techniques such as gel electrophoresis and western blot is highly desirable.

Experience with liquid-handling and automation is highly desirable.

The candidate should be driven, have a desire to work in a cross-disciplinary team, and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment.

Excellent communication, organization, time management, and technical writing skills.

Strong problem-solving skills and ability/desire to learn new skills.

Research Associate level will be determined based on level of experience.

Legally authorized to work in the US.


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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