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Research Associate

Cambridge Metro Area, MA

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -042020-26712 Region: Cambridge Metro Area

Job Description

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled research associate to join our Biochemistry & Biophysics team within the Proteomics group in Translational Sciences division. A successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing biochemical and biophysical assays and methodologies to support drug discovery programs. He or she will perform in vitro and/or cellular experiments to characterize antibodies and other target enzymes/proteins, determine functional effects, and elucidate mechanism of interaction of antibodies or small molecules which modulate drug target. Candidate is expected to keep abreast of published scientific literature and present and defend his/her data at internal project meetings.


Qualifications:

- BS or MS degree in biological science

- Candidate must

o Be a strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills.

o Be able to work independently to conduct experiments and analyze data.

o Be able to and is willing to help maintaining various lab instruments.

o Be able to seek out information, learn quickly, and successfully apply knowledge in his/her work.


Required experiences and skills:

- 2 years of experience in the area of biochemistry and biophysics

- Candidate should have some theoretical foundation and experience in developing biochemical and biophysical assays (e.g. fluorescence based enzymatic or binding assays, Surface Plasmon Resonance assay, calorimetric assay, and various light scattering assays) with a good understanding of antibodies and enzyme kinetics.

- Candidate should have strong working knowledge in standard scientific graphing and curve fitting software used for data analysis such as XLFit and GraphPad Prism.

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