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Randstad US research associate in westborough, Massachusetts

research associate.

  • westborough , massachusetts

  • posted february 2, 2024

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  • $50 - $58.78 per hour

  • contract

  • bachelor degree

  • category life, physical, and social science occupations

  • reference47357

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location: Westborough, Massachusetts

job type: Contract

salary: $50.00 - 58.78 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


The mRNA therapy group in Westborough, MA is part of Discovery Intelligence (DI) under Applied Research and Operations (ARO) which will be responsible for developing and implementing platform technologies that will differentiate our drug discovery capabilities, including but not limited to modality, assay, digital and robotics technologies and their combinations.

We are looking for a Research Associate contractor who is up to the challenge and wants to learn and grow with the team during the process of establishing fundamental and engineered technology platforms for mRNA therapy.

90% of time on mRNA therapy related research work in lab. 10% of time on helping Lab managing and procurement related work.

  • Provide molecular biology skills in plasmid design, primer design, barcode design, etc., and perform molecular biology related experiments such ad RT-qPCR, ddPCR etc.

  • IVT plasmid ordering and inventory management for internal team and collaboration teams, IVT reagent and kit ordering and inventory management

  • Share the workload for IVT, mRNA QC (gel, bioanalyzer, dsRNA, etc.), generate IVT mRNA COAs

  • Share the workload of flask-based EV production to help speed up experiment turnaround time

  • Share the workload of LNP QC

  • Share the workload of LNP screening for AIRM collaborations

  • Perform ad hoc experiments as required


  • Master's degree preferred in molecular biology or related subjects. Bachelor's degree with at least 2-3 years of lab experience

  • Familiar with research lab settings and can proficiently use common small lab instruments

  • Skills in molecular biology and cell-based mRNA and protein detection assays highly preferred

  • Skills in bioinformatics a plus

  • Has basic communication skills in the industry setting.

  • Demonstrate a sense of purpose and sense of urgency.

  • Good work ethics and self-motivation a must-have.

skills: Molecular Biology

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact

Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Applications accepted on ongoing basis until filled.