Research Associate

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $28 - $34 per hour
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Research Associate

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $28 - 34 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Masters
The Research Associate will manage and support research activities.


  • MS degree in pharmacology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in a wet laboratory setting (biotech, large pharma or academic laboratory)
  • Self-driven and collaborative individual able to contribute across multiple projects
  • Experience in standard molecular biology and tissue culture methodologies, including preparation of lentivirus, cell based and biochemical assays, protein expression and purification, protein analysis (coomassie and western blotting) etc
  • Experience in troubleshooting experiments and data analysis, and data reporting to manager in a timely manner
  • Excellent record keeping to support data generation

  • Previous experience working on early exploratory projects in a drug discovery setting (pharma, biotech, or startup)
  • Previous experience managing a lab in an academic or biotech setting, including re-stocking frequently used reagents, replenishing Liquid N2, and monitoring tissue incubator CO2 levels
  • Interfacing with consultants (eg: Safety Partners) to maintain lab safety per guidelines outlined by company and the City of Cambridge
skills: Molecular Biology, Assay Development, Protein Purification, Cell Cultures
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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