Research Associate, Cell Metabolism (Temp to Perm)

Position Details

Date Posted:

January 27, 2021

Location:

Cambridge, MA

Description:

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.    

Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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