Research Scientist

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $36.98 - $43.51 per hour
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Research Scientist

job summary:
We seek a skilled and motivated scientist to work in a tight-knit team developing mRNA formulations and scaled processes. The selected candidate will contribute to a portfolio of scientific initiatives with the goal of elucidating fundamental principles behind the assembly, purification, and stabilization of mRNA delivery systems.

We seek applicants that are proactive, enthusiastic, and show a passion for science. Applicants should have exceptional time management and communications skills with strengths in experimental design and execution.

Previous experience with lipid nanoparticles (LNPs), tangential flow filtration, and chemical/biophysical characterization of nanoparticles is preferred. The position will support cross-functional teams across CMC, Research and Development, Production, and Drug Product Analytical Development

location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $36.98 - 43.51 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
  • Design and execute experiments that advance fundamental understanding of mRNA lipid nanoparticle synthesis and stabilization.
  • Evaluate and scale existing and novel process modes.
  • Characterize nanoparticle physicochemical properties through collaboration with the Drug Product Analytical team.
  • Analyze, interpret, and document experimental data and communicate outcomes to the Drug Product team and stakeholders.
  • Collect and share relevant academic literature, leverage external consultants/SMEs, and establish new collaborations with internal groups.
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or related field with 2-5 years or MS with 0-2 years of industry experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology development.
  • Experience in the development of nanoparticle products and processes.

    • Preferred: experience with lipid nanoparticle (LNP) preparation and optimization. Experience with tangential flow filtration.
  • Experience with chemical and biophysical characterization tools for drug delivery systems.
  • Motivated, detail oriented, and shows a passion for science.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment.
  • Flexible, adaptable in collaborations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate progress and challenges.
  • Driven to complete assignments.
skills: Analytical 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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