Research Associate, Cell Metabolism (Temp to Perm)

Position Details

Date Posted:

January 27, 2021


Cambridge, MA


The Role

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic (Senior) Research Associate within the Cellular Metabolism team.  The successful candidate will make important contributions to our systems-biology approach by generating high-quality metabolomics datasets from a variety of immunological sample types using state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation. The candidate will support target identification and biomarker discovery goals within a cross functional team setting.    


  • Perform sample preparation for small molecule bioanalysis 
  • Operate liquid chromatography, mass spectrometers, and other analytical equipment in the core facility
  • Perform basic optimization and troubleshooting of bioanalytical methods and instruments
  • Perform both global metabolomics and targeted metabolite analyses
  • Analyze data with established informatics tools
  • Present results within the Cellular Metabolism team and to project teams
  • Maintain accurate and detailed electronic scientific notebook


  • B.S. with 2+ years lab-based experience or M.S. degree in chemistry, biology, engineering, or related field
  • General knowledge of chemical separation science and mass spectrometry.  Hands-on experience using and maintaining mass spectrometers is a plus 
  • Experience handling cells, plasma, tissues, and other biological matrices.
  • Ability to understand and follow protocols to perform high-throughput, quantitative bioanalysis
  • Proficiency with data analysis software (Microsoft Office Suite, GraphPad Prism, Spotfire, etc.).  Additional bioinformatics skills to analyze big data sets is a plus
  • Strong work ethic, good team player, and highly organized
  • Must thrive working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with effective time-management and communication skills