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Actalent Associate Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Obtain assignment and follow scientific direction of Rapid Analytics managers, flag issues and seek guidance appropriately.

  • Perform testing and data review for the analysis of proteins and peptides using HPLC/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, small scale protein purification using TECAN and plate reader, CE (capillary electrophoresis), CEX (cation exchange), HILIC (hydrophilic interaction).

  • Utilize high-throughput, robotics sample handling and/or auto-sampler systems to manage samples, purify, and test

  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and laboratory notebook.

  • Operate specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation.

  • Perform general laboratory housekeeping activities.

  • Complete training on assigned tasks.

  • Participate in quality improvement efforts.

  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but is not limited to, the maintenance of training records, laboratory documentation, written procedures, building monitoring systems and laboratory log books.

  • Interact with multiple functional areas in a highly matrixed-team environment, which may include Manufacturing, Process Development, IS, Facilities, Engineering, and Quality Control.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Masters degree OR Bachelors degree with 1-4 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. in Biochemistry

  • Excellent general biochemistry laboratory skills

  • Experience executing analytical test methods in chromatography including HPLC, UPLC, and CE

  • Background with compendial methods testing, such as Karl Fischer, Color/Clarity, and UV/VIS spectroscopy

  • Strong desire to learn and interest in science

  • Demonstrated proficiency in method development and experience with method technology transfer. Background in chromatography data software (Waters Empower, Thermo Chromeleon) and/or automation software (Tecan)

  • Understanding of phase-appropriate GMP compliance and documentation

  • Well-organized; ability to multitask, effectively plan and follow through on complex projects, and to work both independently and in teams

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.