Research Associate

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $29.50 - $33.96 per hour
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Research Associate

Job Title: Research Associate I

Position Description

  • Independently perform formulation and process activities for buffer screening activities.
  • Analyze samples using established bioassays.
  • Apply statistical design of experiments methodology and results.
  • Effectively communicate results of experiments and analyses to supervisor and/or project teams.
  • Write and maintain data in laboratory notebooks in accurate and timely manner.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of experimental procedures, data, and conclusions.
Position Responsibilities

  • Perform buffer screening and formulation development activities of vaccines.
  • Conduct basic formulation and particle characterization analytics
  • Maintain cell-culture, and perform cell-based bioassays.
  • Set up and carry out formulation stability studies in a development.
  • Perform new procedures with only general instructions.
  • Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summary).
  • Identify problems with experiments and troubleshoot solutions with guidance from supervisor.
Position Requirements

  • Good understanding of basic experimental objectives and concepts of experimental design.
  • Possess practical knowledge in formulation, buffer screening and formulation process development activities.
  • Possess practical knowledge in passaging cells and maintaining cell banks.
  • Possess basic working knowledge of general chemistry and biology/biochemistry, and of statistics.
  • Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess advanced word processing, data entry, data presentation and analysis computer skills.
  • Comply with Company safety practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Exhibit and promote Company Core Competencies.
  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Life Sciences. 1-3 years laboratory experience, experience in particulate formulations and bioassays.
  • Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, and help solve problems with instrument operation.
  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
  • Typical laboratory bending, stooping, lifting requirements apply.
  • Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 25 pounds).
  • Requires approximately 5 % travel. (Expected to be infrequent.)

  • 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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