Research Associate

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $40 - $47.27 per hour
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Research Associate

job summary:
  • Independently use appropriate experimental design to accomplish an assigned series of interconnected experiments to address specific research questions or to implement new methodologies.
  • Independently operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and solving problems with biochemical/biophysical experiments with minimal supervision.
 
location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $40.00 - 47.27 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Perform a wide variety of technical procedures and operate a wide variety of lab instrumentation/computer platforms.
  • Assist in developing methods to improve existing techniques and/or efficiencies.
  • Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summaries).
  • Effectively analyze and summarize experimental plans and outcomes.
  • Correctly interpret data.
  • Write and maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses for distribution and/or presentation to project teams and for inclusion in project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
qualifications:
  • MS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences, or
  • BS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and 2+ years laboratory experience.
  • Experience with modern protein analytical techniques is beneficial (chromatography, light scattering methodologies, fluorescence spectroscopy, FTIR, LC-MS, etc.).
  • Maintain familiarity with applicable current scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within her/his scientific discipline.
  • Investigate and aid in development of new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  • Possess basic working knowledge of general chemistry and biology/biochemistry.
  • 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.
  • Comply with Company safety practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Exhibit and promote Company Core Competencies.
  • Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, train new technicians, and help solve problems with instrument operation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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).
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to travel to various training, meetings, or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 5% travel. (Expected to be infrequent.)
 
skills: Chemistry
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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