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Research Associate I
Ref No.: 18-05676
Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Responsible for the execution and analysis of experiments and analytical procedures. Displays an investigative or technological orientation in designing, executing and interpreting experiments and analytical procedures. Investigates basic technical problems and performs routine scientific procedures and experiments under general supervision. Plans and prioritizes concurrent experimental procedures. Integrates, complies, and tabulates data and assists supervisor in the analysis and interpretation of the results. May provide oral presentations on results to other department members. Works under active supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Failure to achieve results or erroneous execution may cause delays in program schedules, and may result in the allocation of additional resources. Frequent internal company contacts. Infrequent inter- departmental and outside constituent contacts on routine matters. Experience: 0 to 3 years.

Execution and analysis of molecular based assays including DNA extraction, standard PCR, gel electrophoresis, basic DNA sequence analysis, etc., according to detailed protocols, required. Experience with HLA Typing a big plus.
Execution and analysis of Western blots and ELISA based assays according to detailed protocols a plus.
Experience with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) a plus.
Thorough documentation of all work. Attention to details critical.
Assignments are task-oriented with detailed instructions and work is closely supervised.
1-2 years industry laboratory experience required.
1+ years molecular biology, DNA extraction, PCR, Gel electrophoresis required.
Experience with basic protein chemistry and western blot analysis preferred.
Familiarity with GCLP regulations a plus.