Research Associate

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $30.29 - $35.63 per hour
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Research Associate

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Job Title: Bench Scientist I

Job Summary

  • The Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) research unit is seeking a bench scientist to help deliver novel therapeutics to patients based on a profound understanding of disease mechanisms and target biology.
  • This is a lab-based position in a fast-paced, data driven group within a premier pharmaceutical company.
  • The position is based in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.
  • The successful applicant will be required to perform basic functions related to generating data in a biological laboratory setting, and in analyzing and recording these data.
Job Responsibilities

  • Regularly generate experimental data
  • Carry out cell culture experiments, including with primary human cells and tissues
  • Screen limited numbers of compounds in disease-relevant assays
  • Faithfully record experiments in electronic notebook form
  • Work with colleagues to identify and bring new assays and technologies into the group/department
  • Participate in multiple projects simultaneously within and outside the colleague's immediate group
Education & Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in Immunology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related field required
  • Prior experience in molecular biology and cell culture techniques, including transfection, RNA isolation, Taqman, and Western blotting, strongly desired
  • General knowledge of microscopy, immunofluorescence methods, and FACS preferred
  • Expertise in using data analysis and presentation applications (e.g., Graphpad Prism, Microsoft Office applications) required

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $30.29 - 35.63 per hour
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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