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Research Associate - Cell Biology

Flux Therapeutics
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

Company Overview:

At Flux Therapeutics, we are at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in gene therapy, dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with genetic disorders. We believe that gene therapy holds tremendous potential to revolutionize medicine, and we are committed to developing innovative treatments that address unmet medical needs. Our proprietary novel cargo approach modulates gene expression and metabolism and enables Flux to tackle previously undruggable large payloads not amenable to traditional gene therapies. The company is led by an experienced management team backed by a group of very successful fund managers. As a leading biotechnology company, we are seeking a talented and motivated Scientist to join our dynamic team and contribute to the advancement of our gene therapy programs.

Position Overview:

As a Research Associate specializing in cell biology, you will play a vital role in our research and development efforts. You will be responsible for the design, execution, and analysis of cell-based and biochemical experiments to support the in vitro discovery program. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and contribute to the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics.

  • Design and perform in vitro experiments using sterile culture technique to analyze the in vitro activity of Flux's therapeutic molecules
  • Optimize and troubleshoot bioanalytical assays to ensure accurate and reproducible results.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support research projects and provide expertise in Flux's in vitro discovery program.
  • Interpret and present experimental data, both internally and externally, and contribute to scientific publications and presentations.
  • Stay informed about the latest advancements and emerging technologies related to Western blotting and protein analysis.
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records and documentation, ensuring compliance with protocols and quality standards.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new methodologies and technologies in the field of in vitro pharmacology.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of tissue culture principles, aseptic techniques, and quality control in cell culture.
  • Familiarity with techniques for cell characterization, such as immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, functional assays, and gene expression analysis.
  • Hands-on experience with bioanalytical techniques, including sample preparation and immunoblotting.
  • Experience with other protein analysis techniques, such as ELISA, is a plus.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and data interpretation in the context of protein quantification.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot experimental issues and optimize protocols.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate laboratory records.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively present data and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced research environment.

Join our innovative team and contribute to the development of groundbreaking gene therapies that have the potential to transform patients' lives. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for career growth and advancement.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant scientific publications. We look forward to reviewing your application and exploring the potential of working together to advance the field of gene therapy.

Flux Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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