Job ID: #8704

Principal Associate Scientist, Translational Biomarkers

Cambridge, MA
Science Science
Research & Development


Responsibilities of the Principal Associate Scientist, Translational Biomarkers:

  • This is a hands-on position requiring conducting laboratory experiments, good documentation skills, good writing skills, and the flexibility to move between the planning and execution of each required function as needed.
  • Contribute to experimental design, development, qualification/validation, execution and analysis of translational assays to support preclinical / clinical assay development across bluebird’s pipeline of gene-modified stem cell and T cell therapies.
  • Support high throughput, SOP driven, NGS library preparation workflows
  • Work with molecular biology techniques such as DNA purification, RNA Extraction, PCR, NGS library preparation and quantification
  • Review, organize, and report/present research data to functional team.
  • Manage daily workflow independently and seek advice when appropriate
  • Maintain an electronic lab notebook and contribute to support documentation when necessary
  • Provide critical lab support while working in a collaborative team environment
  • Writing, review, and approval of technical documentation including development protocols, reports, batch records, and SOPs.

Requirements of the Principal Associate Scientist, Translational Biomarkers:

  • Master’s degree with 5+ years or bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of directly related industry experience in biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, or related discipline.
  • Scientifically rigorous, highly organized, and with significant attention to detail
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, Flow Cytometer, and LBAs
  • A strong background in sequencing technologies (Illumina preferred) and troubleshooting is required
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new research areas and implement new techniques independently
  • Experience writing protocols and maintaining a detailed electronic laboratory notebook
  • Ability to work in a team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize and balance work from multiple sources is a must.

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