Research specialist, Cell Based Assays

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 20 May 2024

Research Specialist, Cell Based Assays - Contract - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proclinical is seeking a dedicated and innovative Research Specialist on a temporary contract based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Primary Responsibilities:

This role offers the chance to contribute to a growing portfolio of targeted therapies in a dynamic and fast-paced research environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in exploring cellular and molecular mechanisms, particularly in relation to kinase target pathway modulation, off-target liabilities, and resistance.

Skills & Requirements:

  • MS/BS in oncology, cellular biology, molecular biology, or related discipline.
  • Experience in developing and optimizing cell-based assays in multiple platforms (e.g., CTG, HTRF, AlphaLISA, FC, Jess-WB, NanoBret, Nanostring).
  • Familiarity with different molecular and cellular biology techniques (such as Western Blot).
  • Experience with genome editing (CRISPR or si/shRNA) for engineering cell line models is a plus.
  • Familiarity with tumor models and establishing PK/PD/efficacy relationships and delivering PD readouts by western blots for in vivo tumor models.
  • Experience with standard software analytical tools, xlsx, Prism, or other synergy software.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent documentation and organizational skills.
  • A team player, who listens effectively, invites response and discussion.
  • Commitment to Core Values: Patients First, Thoughtfulness, Urgency, Trust, Optimism.

The Research Specialist's responsibilities will be:

  • Independently develop, optimize, and troubleshoot cellular screening assays.
  • Generate, process, interpret, and present data in cross-functional team meetings.
  • Utilize cell and molecular biology techniques, including gene targeting approaches and small molecule inhibition, to dissect mechanism of action.
  • Independently design, execute and document experiments to evaluate target dependency, off-target liabilities, phenotypic responses and identifying resistance mechanisms.
  • Regularly share and present data with team members.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Mike Raletz at (+1) 267 428 7770 or

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