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Associate Research Scientist

Job Description

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #73755

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring an Associate Research Scientist on a contract basis.

Work Location

Cambridge, MA




Perform cell culture (iPSCs, primary cells, immortalized cell lines) to support the research needs of the group

• Support cell engineering efforts including cell line development, quality control, expansion and characterization of edited cell lines

• Differentiate iPSCs to specialized neurons for target validation and drug discovery efforts

• Participate directly in discovery and validation of new targets for neurodegenerative diseases and testing of novel therapeutic strategies by developing disease relevant assays

• Support lab maintenance including reagent inventory and reagent preparation

• Organizes and maintains experimental data in lab notebook

• Participates in troubleshooting of routine experiments



• B.S or MS in Biology, Molecular Biology related fields with 3+ years of research experience in industry or academic setting

• Requires a good understanding and practical experience in routine mammalian cell culture and microscopy

• Experience with molecular biology techniques such as western blotting, immunostaining, DNA & RNA extractions, and qPCR

• Works under minimal supervision for routine activities and moderate supervision for non-routine activities

• Fast learner who can independently conduct experiments following established protocols and can develop new techniques

• Excellent communication and organization skills, adaptable and ability to multitask

• Ability to work effectively with others in a collaborative team environment


Preferred Additional Qualifications and Experience


• Significant cell culture experience with cell lines, primary cells

• Experience with iPSC differentiation to a variety of specialized neurons

• Experience with high throughput cell biology including high content imaging, signal transduction assays or genetic screens

• Genome editing, CRISPR engineering, RNAi approaches.



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