Research Associate III

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Salary: competitive
Sectors: R&D
Job Type: Contract
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Title: Research Associate III

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contract Length: 12 Months, possibility of extension past 1 year based on need and performance

OBJECTIVES:

  • Independently use appropriate experimental design to accomplish an assigned series of interconnected experiments to address specific research questions or to implement new methodologies.
  • Independently operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and solving problems with biochemical/biophysical experiments with minimal supervision.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Perform a wide variety of technical procedures and operate a wide variety of lab instrumentation/computer platforms.
  • Assist in developing methods to improve existing techniques and/or efficiencies.
  • Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summaries).
  • Effectively analyze and summarize experimental plans and outcomes.
  • Correctly interpret data.
  • Write and maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses for distribution and/or presentation to project teams and for inclusion in project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • MS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences, or
  • BS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and 2+ years laboratory experience.
  • Experience with modern protein analytical techniques is beneficial (chromatography, light scattering methodologies, fluorescence spectroscopy, FTIR, LC-MS, etc.).
  • Maintain familiarity with applicable current scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within her/his scientific discipline.
  • Investigate and aid in development of new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  • Possess basic working knowledge of general chemistry and biology/biochemistry.
  • Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Comply with safety practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Exhibit and promote Core Competencies.
  • Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, train new technicians, and help solve problems with instrument operation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
  • Typical laboratory bending, stooping, lifting requirements apply.
  • Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 25 pounds).

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to travel to various training, meetings, or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 5% travel. (Expected to be infrequent.)

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