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Research Associate, Translational Biology

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10/07/2020 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Scientific Job Number: 2655

Job Description


Our client’ s Translational Biology department is seeking an experienced Research Associate to conduct preclinical research in a highly collaborative, goal-oriented team environment. The position requires excellent hands-on experience with commonly used techniques in cancer cell biology and/or chromatin biology.

How You Will Spend Your Day:
  • You will be expected to work closely with scientists to design and execute cell-based phenotypic and mechanism of action assays in a variety of assay platforms
  • Perform standard cell and molecular biology techniques according to established protocols
  • Generate, analyze, and catalog data using database tools as well as data analysis, plotting and graphing software
  • Document all work in electronic notebooks and present data internally at group meetings

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • B.S./M.S. degree in life sciences with at least 3 years of relevant research experience in an academic or industrial setting
  • Excellent cell culture experience with cancer cell lines, setting up multi-well assays and using fluorescence and luminescence-based read-out as a functional endpoint
  • In depth knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques, including cell transfection (cDNA, siRNA, shRNA and/or CRISPRs), stable cell clone generation, RNA/DNA extraction, qPCR, SDS-PAGE and Western blotting
  • Flexibility and willingness to work across diverse areas, ability to develop and evaluate novel assays for a wide variety of biological/phenotypic endpoints and to support general research activities within the group
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Strong communication and organization skills, keeping good scientific records, and giving updates at team meetings
  • This is a full time, onsite laboratory position

Meet Your Recruiter

Kelley Cole
Clinical Recruiter

Kelley brings 5 years of experience in full life-cycle recruitment and talent acquisition management, along with a strong client services background, to her role as Clinical Recruiter for The Steely Group. A desire to make a difference and add positivity to this world are two factors that influenced Kelley’s decision to become a recruiter. “Connecting a candidate with a better opportunity that could have a huge impact on them and their family is very fulfilling,” she says.

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