Kelly Services Cell Biology Research Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Associate Cell Biology
1+ year contract (extendable)
Summary: We seek a highly motivated individual to work within a multi-disciplinary drug discovery effort aimed at targeting drug-resistant cancers. This Research Associate will be mentored by senior scientists and will work as part of a highly integrated team to design and execute experiments involving several different molecular, cellular and small molecule-based techniques. This position provides a rich environment to expand skills in cancer-therapeutics development, cell biology, functional genetics and small molecule assays. It also affords extensive opportunity for demonstrating leadership, contributing to company culture and participating in the start-up experience
Routine execution of weekly cell-based assays to support medicinal chemistry efforts and build structure activity relationships.
Develop new cellular assays both independently and in collaboration with senior scientists
Order and maintain necessary reagents, solutions and supplies
Contribute to conception, planning and execution of larger experiments as part of a team
Analyze and QC data and upload into company data base.
Maintain high quality notebooks documenting experimental procedures and results
Attend team meetings and present results
BS/MS degree in biology, biochemistry or related field required
Minimum of 2 years of research lab experience in mammalian cell culture methods and plate-based assays
Excellent aseptic techniques and experience in transfection and transduction techniques, as well as stable cell line generation
Understanding and ability to execute protocols for protein chemistry and target validation, such as SDS-PAGE, ELISA, and western blots
Experience independently executing experiments and analyzing data
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to communicate effectively and work as a member of a team
Experience running biochemical assays with multiple detection technologies is a plus
You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.
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