Cambridge, MA
Date Posted: April 10, 2017
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Job Id: 7589

Job Description

Sr./Research Associate – Process Innovation


  • Assist in developing robust processes for mRNA production and analysis.
  • Conduct experiments to develop and validate process improvements.
  • Maintain scientific records of experiments and clearly communicate results.
  • Support process implementation into the mRNA production platform.
  • Support cross-functional projects with the Chemistry, Biology and Production teams.



  • BS with relevant industry or undergraduate experience in molecular biology or a related field.
  • MS with >1 year relevant industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of nucleic acid chemistry and biology and standard analysis methods relevant to these molecules (ex. PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, CE, etc.).
  • Working familiarity with common analytical/purification methods (ex. HPLC, UPLC, LC-MS).
  • Experience with oligonucleotide synthesis preferred.
  • Experience with RNA/DNA purification preferred.
  • Ability and desire to be a highly effective team player.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to quickly master new scientific techniques and concepts.
  • Drive and flexibility to operate in a fast-paced and rapidly changing workplace.
  • Robustness to maintain motivation in an ambitiously experimental environment.

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