JOB FUNCTION: Scientific

COMPENSATION: $19/hr - $29/hr
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: Mar 14, 2019

Our client, a growing biotech company in the Boston area, is looking for a Research Scientist to join their growing team. This growing team values innovation and passion in its members as they continue to push boundaries. The Research Scientist will be working within a clinical research setting.

Salary/Rate: $19-29/hour based on experience

Position Overview: The successful Research Scientist will design, execute and troubleshoot experiments and will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting results. Research work will be focused mainly on in vitro assays with cultured cell lines and primary cells obtained from human donors.  They will also be expected to work with in vivo mouse models, which involves dosing of experimental compounds and harvesting blood and other tissues.  The prospective candidate should be skilled in basic and advanced techniques in molecular and cell biology and ideally possess hands on experience in working with laboratory animals.

Responsibilities of the Research Scientist:

  • Working in a fast-paced lab environment
  • Culturing of primary CD34+ stem cells through differentiation and characterization
  • Screening and testing experimental small molecule compounds in both primary cells and cultured cell lines for various end points
  • Quantitatively analyzing and communicating results to fellow scientists and non-science members of the company
  • Developing Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) based on the best results
  • Managing flow cytometry and molecular biological techniques, such as mRNA isolation and real time PCR
  • Performing protein assays including ELISA and western blotting
  • Dosing of mouse models with experimental compounds routinely and harvesting of tissues and samples
  • Helping the scientific team develop and achieve goals to meet ambitious deadlines

Qualifications for the Research Scientist:

  • 0-4 years industry experience, but must have research experience from either an internship or independent research project
  • Working hands on experience in common laboratory in vitro techniques such as cell culture, ELISA, and molecular biology
  • In vivo work experience in rodent handling and drug delivery (IV, IP, SC. IM, Oral) is a must
  • Extensive experience in mouse tissue dissection/collection and processing, blood collection, and subsequent laboratory work in bioanalysis of collected samples using FACS, real time PCR, and other methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Education Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Immunology

Benefits: Eligible for Atrium Care Package


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