Job ID: #9326

Research Associate, Bioassays

Boston, MA
Science Science
Research & Development


Responsibilities of the Research Associate, Bioassays:

  • Developing robust biochemical assays for compound profiling, high-throughput screening, and mechanistic studies.
  • Providing small molecule inhibition data throughout different stages of drug discovery programs.
  • Supporting automated sample preparation for mass spectrometry-based screening platforms.
  • Designing and executing experiments to study the mechanism of inhibition of small molecule inhibitors in biochemical and/or cell-based assays.
  • Drafting assay protocols/SOPs.
  • Managing internal and external assay data, recording experiments and uploading data into electronic lab notebook.
  • Using decision making, organizational and communication skills to effectively collaborate with colleagues in biology, chemical biology, and medicinal chemistry.
  • Presenting data and findings at various venues, including project team, department, and company meetings.

Requirements of the Research Associate, Bioassays:

  • BS/MS in Biochemistry, Biology or a related field, with 1-3 years experience (Research Associate) or more than 5 years experience (Sr. Research Associate) supporting drug discovery projects.
  • Commitment to the highest-quality research with outstanding organizational abilities and scientific execution.
  • A deep and broad understanding of assay development, automation systems, and compound management in drug discovery.
  • Experience in biochemical assays with a variety of detection methods in 96 and 384-well plates.



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