Research Associate

  • location: Billerica, MA
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $20 - $30 per hour
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Research Associate

Job Title: Research Associate: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
We have an opening for a talented recent grad to join the Molecular Pharmacology Platform in Billerica, MA. The successful candidate will work in a creative team with other scientists in the areas of Immunology and Immuno-Oncology. We are seeking a candidate with entry level knowledge of Biology and basic lab experience. The candidate is expected to show motivation to learn and acquire laboratory skills in process of supporting the existing research programs. Candidates should be proficient in written and spoken English and be willing to work with human blood samples. Additional experience in cell culture, molecular biology, statistics (Prism GraphPad) and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) would be beneficial.

Responsibilities:
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting characterization of antibodies and small molecule inhibitors in a standard cell-based assays
Experience in performing cell based assay using engineered cell line(cytokine release, viability, proliferation)
Maintaining and working with mammalian cell lines.
Writing clear and concise lab notebook entries and presentations to summarize key results.

Working hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Cell-based assays (proliferation, cytotoxicity & reporter based assays)
Cytokine measurement- ELISA or AlphaLISA
Familiar with primary cell assays

PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Ability to work in intense, fast paced, matrixed work environment
Great sense of initiative and interest in learning new technologies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good interpersonal skills essential to effectively work with colleagues

Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS:
BS degree in biology or related field

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