Scientist III (R&D)

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $42.96 - $50.54 per hour
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Scientist III (R&D)

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $42.96 - 50.54 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
We are looking for a highly motivated Scientist to join our Small Molecule Physical Biochemistry group within the department of Biotherapeutic and Medicinal Sciences. The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced and innovative community actively pursuing unmet medical needs in the neuroscience space.

  • The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to prepare negative-stain EM samples, collect EM data and, when required, train new users. Experience in cryo-EM is a plus.
  • The candidate will also assist in preparing cryo-EM grids (freezing samples, clipping and maintain grids) along with assisting in data collection.
  • The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, organized and demonstrate good lab practices.
  • Provide support for negative-stain EM:

    • Work with different groups at the company to prepare negatively stained samples and collect EM data.
    • Train new users negative-stain EM grid preparation and data collection.
  • Provide support for sample preparation and data collection with a Glacios cryo-electron microscope.

    • Prepare samples (freezing and clipping grids), help develop a system to track and maintain frozen and clipped grids for data collection.
    • Share responsibility with scientists for maintaining the Glacios cryo-electron microscope (beam alignment, calibration, cryo-cycling, etc).
    • Help scientists to troubleshoot and solve technical problems.
  • B.S., M.S. or PhD in Biophysics, Protein Biochemistry or related discipline.
  • Relevant experience in a negative stain EM or cryo-EM lab is required.
  • Must be a great team player with strong communication skills.
skills: Biology, Chemistry, Sample Preparation, Sample Testing
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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