Scientist III (R&D)

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $44.75 - $52.65 per hour
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Scientist III (R&D)

job summary:
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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $44.75 - 52.65 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
The Acute Neurology and Epilepsy Research Unit seeks a highly motivated associate scientist to join our research team. Our mission is to deliver novel, impactful therapies to patients with acute brain injuries, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and episodic attacks such as epilepsy, which are responsible for massive burdens of long-term neurologic disability. The individual's primary responsibility is to advance target validation and drug discovery and development, through design and execution of bench science research.

The candidate is expected to have mastered a broad range of experimental techniques, preferably in the field of neuroimmunology or neurology. This position requires extensive expertise with in vitro assay development and ex vivo tissue analysis, having skills in a variety of molecular, biochemical and cellular methodologies. Experience with animal handling and in vivo modeling is strongly preferred.

  • Multiplexed MSD, ELISA, Western, qPCR
  • Design and execution of assays and experiments to screen compounds

    • Whole blood assays for compound screening
  • Analysis that includes generation of IC50 curves
  • Ex vivo tissue analysis for rodent PK/PD
  • Working knowledge on how to generate an IC50 curve (dose response)
  • Research on pertinent literature on biology and experimental methods
  • Collaboration with team members
  • Clear communication and presentation of results
 
qualifications:
REQUIRED

  • B.S./M.S. in biological sciences
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in industry
  • Expertise with in vitro assay development, in the context of a drug discovery program

    • Multiplexed MSD assays, ELISA, protein extraction, and Western Blot
  • Tissue isolation from rodents and ex vivo tissue analysis
  • Excellent technical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
PREFERRED

  • Experience with animal handling and in vivo modeling
  • qRT-PCR, RNA quantitation; cell culture and aseptic techniques
 
skills: Molecular Biology, Data Analysis, In Vitro, In Vivo, Cell Cultures, RT-PCR
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