Research Associate

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $29 - $33.96 per hour
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Research Associate

Job Title: Research Associate - In-Process Analytics

Position Description

  • As a Research Associate, you will be joining the in-process analytics team to support biologics process and product development. In this role, you are responsible for executing basic/routine experiments and unit operations under supervision. This position also assists in the planning of basic unit operation experiments and performs specialized/complex experiments with assistance from supervisor as appropriate.
Position Responsibilities

  • Works with department peers to execute well defined assignments.
  • Prepares experimental protocols as appropriate/necessary.
  • Interprets data with support from supervisor and contributes to technical reports.
  • Identifies and communicates routine technical problems within scope of responsibility.
  • Supports project team and local initiatives as appropriate.
  • Makes and understands basic experimental decisions within scope of responsibility.
  • Assists with technical transfer of experimental data/procedures to vendors as appropriate.
  • Documents personal experimental results accurately and completely in laboratory notebook.
  • Coordinates with departmental peers on project work as appropriate.
Position Requirements

  • Associates degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 2+ years relevant industry experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; some relevant industry experience preferred.
  • Appropriate laboratory training.
  • Exposure to some biochemical analytical techniques, such as liquid chromatography, gel or capillary electrophoresis, and/or spectroscopic-based methods.
  • Exposure to some assays used to evaluate process impurities such as ELISA, qPCR.
  • Understanding of protein properties.
  • Able to conduct routine testing and transfer of methods to internal and external laboratories with supervision.
  • General lab competencies
Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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