Job ID: #9282

Principal Research Associate, Analytical Development

Watertown, MA
Science Science
Research & Development


Responsibilities of the Principal Research Associate, Analytical Development:

  • Work collaboratively with Analytical Development to learn the most updated cellular, molecular, and biophysical methods in order to perform testing to support Protein and RNP Process Development.
  • Independently or collaboratively perform Protein and RNP process development experiments to support multiple programs.
  • Document all experimental work, supporting information, and data in an electronic lab notebook (eLN) in a timely manner.
  • Compile and present data to program teams.
  • Cross-train personnel on assays, as required, and provide guidance to junior research associates.
  • Author and review batch records, technical reports, and supporting procedures.

Requirements of the Principal Research Associate, Analytical Development:

  • BS/MS degree in life sciences with 8+ years of related industry experience or PhD degree in life sciences with 0-2 years in a discipline such as Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Biomedical Engineering.
  • Experience running biomolecular assays such as ddPCR, RT-PCR, and ELISA are required.
  • Experience running biophysical assays and working with common systems such as HPLCs and UPLCs is preferred.
  • Protein Process development experience is not required, but highly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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