Senior Research Associate, Cancer Biology

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 25 Mar 2021

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Associate of Cancer Biology for a leading biotechnology company located in Cambridge, MA. As the Senior Research Associate, you will design and execute molecular and cellular biology experiments focused on evaluation of candidate molecules, and development of novel biomarkers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and perform cell and molecular biology experiments to support the biological evaluation of small molecules impacting cancer dependencies
  • Develop, optimize, and conduct cell-based assays (target engagement, cell proliferation, cell cycle, reporter-based) to enable medicinal chemistry efforts and structure activity relationship assessment
  • Develop and perform target engagement assays from tumor samples from xenograft and PDX models
  • Maintain good written records of laboratory procedures, results and conclusions
  • Analyze data carefully and report findings to the team
  • Collaborate with CROs for any outsourcing needs and integrate data analysis
  • Present your work at regular department and company meetings

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS/MS with 3+ years of industry/academic experience working in a cancer biology team is desirable
  • Experience in molecular biology (nucleic acid purification, DNA cloning, PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, and qPCR, si/shRNA, CRISPR, lentiviral gene knockdown)
  • Exceptional cell biology capabilities (experience with solid and suspension mammalian cells, flow cytometry, microscopy).
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, analyze and document results
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to multi-task

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

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