Research Associate

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 17 Aug 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Research Associate with a pharmaceutical company located in Cambridge, MA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Significant familiarity with HPLC operation, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Data collection and analysis; preparing reports from data; communication and discussion of results.
  • Experience with common laboratory techniques: sample preparation and handling; ability to reproduce scientific procedures and modify procedures to fit situational needs; knowledge of and ability to create and maintain scientific records.
  • Provide analytical support for Open Access UPLC/MS instrumentation and high throughput purification platforms. Run physicochemical assays to support small/large molecule projects.
  • The role involves the use of automated instrumentation for HT assay support; the applicant must demonstrate an aptitude for the operation of analytical instrumentation (UPLC/MS, HPLC etc.)
  • Operates and maintains the Open Access UPLC/MS systems for the Medicinal Chemistry and Analytical Research teams.
  • Provides high throughput purification support for compound arrays to support Medicinal Chemistry project teams.
  • Contributes as part of the Analytical Research group to the optimization of HPLC methodologies in support of small and large molecule research programs.
  • Runs Physicochemical and formulation assessments to support project teams.
  • Role requires employee to work in cross functional teams so applicant must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Must have strong communication and writing skills and be able to present his/her work at group meetings.
  • Makes and understands basic experimental decisions within scope of responsibility.
  • Documents personal experimental results accurately and completely in electronic laboratory notebook (ELN).
  • Coordinates with departmental peers on project work as appropriate.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; relevant industry experience preferred
  • Appropriate laboratory training
  • Practical experience with typical analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, UPLC/MS, NMR, UV, IR etc.)
  • General familiarity with analytical theory and techniques.
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills -Able to troubleshoot routine issues or problems using appropriate information
  • Teamwork - Ability to work well within small group functional teams.
  • Communication Skills -Ability to expresses one's self clearly and concisely within function; documents issues and/or concerns concisely; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor
  • Organization - Exercises good time management skills

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Nikki Ranieri at 215-531-5288.

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.