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Research Scientist

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Expiry Date: 25 May 2022
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Job Description:

  • The Research Scientist will join the Early Drug Discovery group in Cambridge, MA and aide in the advancement of early-stage therapeutic targets.

  • The position will utilize genome engineering, mechanistic biology, assay development, and other cutting-edge technologies to validate tumor intrinsic targets and support drug discovery pipeline.

  • The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual that possesses the ability to work across a highly matrixed environment and aid the advancement of the next wave of targets into preclinical drug development.

  • The candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues across discovery oncology including the exploratory pharmacology, drug discovery and translational research groups.

  • The position requires the ability to design, iterate, and lead several key project initiatives and demonstrate critical thinking to challenge self and others.

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication skills and will be capable of communicating these results across multidisciplinary teams.

  • Qualifications and key responsibilities

  • A B.S. with a minimum of 4 - 7 years, an M.S. with a minimum of 3 - 5 years, or a PhD with a minimum of 2 - 3 years of academic/industrial experience and demonstrated expertise in cancer biology and genetics, oncogenic signaling or DNA damage response pathways.

  • Demonstrated independence in experimental design, execution, data analysis, and troubleshooting are required.

  • Strong scientific and hands-on experience using a wide range of cellular and molecular biology techniques, including tissue culture, flow cytometry, western blotting, Immunoprecipitation, development of reporter assays, MSD, ELISA, use of genetic perturbation techniques (eg shRNA,siRNA CRISPR-mediated genome editing), qRT-PCR, cell proliferation assays, lentivirus generation and transduction are required.

  • Experience in forward and reverse genetic screening followed by target validation studies to elucidate mechanistic biology and oncogenic SAR is strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in utilizing software such as Graph Pad, FlowJo, Microsoft office etc. for data analysis and figure generation is required.

  • Ability to lead, design, and execute on project initiatives and operates to a High Standard. Attention to detail with excellent organizational and record keeping skills is a requirement.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people, internally and externally, is required.

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