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Associate Scientist I

  • Location: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 7 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 16 August 2021

About Our Client: The Client was founded in 2002 on a revolutionary vision and bold mission which remain firmly in place today. We are leading the translation of RNAi as a new class of medicines with a core focus on RNAi therapeutics toward genetically defined targets for the treatment of serious, life-threatening diseases with limited treatment options for patients and their caregivers. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.

Client is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globes Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazines Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020).

Job Description:

  • The Early Development Group is seeking a contractor to support cell culture and tissue processing across various platform and program projects related to nonclinical evaluation of novel RNAi therapeutic modalities across tissues, including liver, CNS, and eye.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Execute Cell culture studies in support of diverse platform and program projects, utilizing cell lines, primary cells, and microphysiological systems

  • Assist with establishing and managing a Cell Culture Core function

  • Prepare clearly articulated experimental reports

  • Fulfill tissue processing requests, including grinding, weighing, and aliquoting

  • Work closely with the Investigative and Regulatory Toxicology, Pathology, DMPK, Bioanalysis, and Research groups, as well as multiple project teams across various therapeutic areas.

Qualifications

  • B.S/M.S. degree in a biological discipline such as Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related field

  • 0-2 years of lab-based post-degree research experience in an industrial or academic setting

  • Experience in cell culture techniques, including passaging, thawing, freezing, and transfection in cell lines, primary cells, and microphysiological systems

  • Experience in molecular biology techniques such as plate-based assays, RNA extraction, and qPCR is a plus

Required

  • BIOANALYSIS

  • CELL CULTURE

  • CNS

  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

  • QPCR

Additional

  • RNA

  • RNA EXTRACTION

  • THERAPEUTIC

  • TOXICOLOGY

  • BIOPHARMACEUTICAL

  • CELL BIOLOGY

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