Senior Research Associate, Flow Cytometry

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry
  3. United States
Boston, USA
Posting date: 03 Oct 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Associate for a biotechnology company located in Boston, MA. Successful candidate will report directly to the Senior Scientist of Biochemistry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of specificity and functionality of human T cells by multicolor flow cytometry.
  • Analysis of multicolor flow cytometry data.
  • Isolation and differentiation of primary antigen presenting cells from human PBMCs.
  • Culturing and expansion of human T cells.
  • Nucleic acid transfection and transduction of primary human cells and cell lines.
  • Enzymatic labeling (e.g. biotinylation, fluorophore labeling) of proteins to generate reagents for downstream assays.
  • Improvement of current processes and implementation of new technologies.
  • Assist in laboratory operation duties for the group, such as inventory management and organization.
  • Train members of the Biochemistry team and other colleagues in the company as applicable.
  • Track and compile methods and results in an electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Regular presentation of results to wider research teams and other key stakeholders.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MS in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biotechnology or similar field.
  • 2+ years post-educational laboratory experience.
  • Strong skill set and hands-on experience in flow cytometry analysis of primary cells (8 colors or more), MHC tetramer experience a plus.
  • Primary immune cell isolation and culture, T cell cultures preferred.
  • Exposure/training in protein expression and purification is desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with immunological assays (e.g. ELIspot, ELISA).
  • Familiarity and hands-on experience with molecular cloning is highly preferred.
  • Good understanding of structure-function relationship of proteins and knowledge of protein biochemistry would be beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate data to colleagues.
  • Able to work both independently and on teams to deliver against timelines.
  • Excellent attention to detail, goal oriented, data driven and good organizational and communication skills (verbal and written), with a pro-active mentality.
  • Strong inclination towards learning new techniques and developing new and strategic collaborations.
  • Strong independent problem solving and troubleshooting skills, and ability to contribute constructively to scientific discussions.
  • Resilience and adaptability to priority changes and work in the fast-paced biotech industry.

To Apply:

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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.