Research and Development Associate II

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $38 - $42 per hour
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Research and Development Associate II

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $38 - 42 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
The primary role of the position is to develop and execute experiments to characterize protein/ligand interactions primarily using MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST) and surface plasma resonance (SPR), and to document experimental results and conclusions in electronic notebook. Additionally, the scientist in this role will involve in protein labeling and purification for other biophysical techniques. The selected scientist will work collaboratively with other scientists and team members.

  • Design and execute MST/SPR based affinity measurement assays.
  • Review and interpret data generated from MST/SPR experiments.
  • Review literature and independently troubleshoot MST/SPR assays and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be able to perform activities in parallel.
  • Be responsible for the integrity and quality of data developed from experiments.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and desire to learn new skills and core competencies.
  • BS/MS majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics and related fields.
  • Experience with characterization protein-small molecule interaction techniques such as SPR, microscale thermophoresis (MST). Prior experience with protein labeling techniques and MST is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, optimizing, and troubleshooting assays is required
  • Enthusiasm to learn new techniques and bring online new technologies and capabilities to explore areas of biochemistry
skills: Assay Development, Assay Method, Assay Verification
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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