Associate Scientist mRNA

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology
  3. United States
Boston, USA
Posting date: 13 Oct 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Scientific Associate of Molecular and Cell Biology with in vivo Experience with a leading life science group located Boston, MA. As the Scientific Associate, you will participate in the early R&D of innovative therapies for patients with serious diseases.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform research requiring cell biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, transfection, cell-based assays and analysis.
  • Perform research requiring molecular biology and biochemical techniques including cloning, sequencing, qPCR/bDNA, mRNA/DNA analysis, plate-based assays and protein biochemistry.
  • Processing and analysis (RNA, DNA, protein) of in vivo samples (e.g. serum, liver, muscle tissue) from rodents or other relevant species.
  • Apply immunological and immuno-histochemical protocols to monitor phenotypic changes of primary cells or animal tissues.
  • Streamline the laboratory work-flow to increase throughput and shorten turnaround times using liquid handling or programmable robotic platforms.
  • Collect, analyze and document experimental data.
  • Present the final results to team members and line manager.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MS in biology or related discipline and 7+ years of relevant research experience
  • PhD in biology or related discipline and 3+ years of relevant research experience
  • Proficiency in the relevant areas of cell, molecular biology or biochemistry.
  • Ability to move projects forward and produce data on time.
  • Capacity to identify and solve problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Motivation to work independently as part of a very collaborative, international team.
  • Prior research experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry, in particular the therapeutic application of siRNA, miRNA, mRNA, or CRISPR/CAS technologies.
  • Experience with animal studies and RNA delivery concepts.
  • Patents or publications, if possible.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Sofia Amark at (+1) 646-367-2764 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.