Scientist II (R&D)

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $41.77 - $49.14 per hour
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Scientist II (R&D)

job summary:
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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $41.77 - 49.14 per hour
work hours: 8 to 4
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
The company is looking for a Temporary Contract Specialist to join our Genetic and Neurodevelopment Research Unit.

  • Execute in vitro experiments and collect data in support of drug discovery programs for neurodevelopmental disorders and genetic epilepsy, including but not limited to, RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, NGN2 iPSC cell culture, western blots, immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy.
  • Skilled experimentation: independent experimental design, execution, and analysis.
  • Preparation and delivery of effective presentations at team and project meetings.
  • Research of pertinent literature to inform on methodologies and biology
 
qualifications:
  • Excellent technical skills and attention to detail.
  • Expertise in molecular and cell biology and biochemical techniques: qRT-PCR, RNA extraction and quantitation, cell culture and aseptic techniques, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, protein extraction, and Western Blot.
  • In vivo expertise preferred including animal handling techniques, basic and advanced dosing techniques, surgical skills, tissue collection and processing.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, commitment towards achievement of set goals, and capacity to maintain detailed written records of research.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills of technical work.
  • Collaborative team member within the Genetic and Neurodevelopment unit and across functions in executing on priorities.
 
skills: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, In Vitro, In Vivo, Cell Cultures, RT-PCR
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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