Cellular Biology Scientist II (RT-qPCR, WES) (s214)

  • Contract Duration: 12+ months
  • Research & Development
  • Cambridge, MA

Website Lenox Executive Search

1 Year Contract – Cambridge, MA

Job Responsibilities:

• Mammalian cell culture and proliferation/viability assays
• RNA/DNA and protein extraction from cell lines (including sample preparation for downstream applications)
• Design and execute RT-qPCR protocols
• Routinely run Western blotting/ simple WES experiments
• Design and conduct molecular and cellular biology experiments for compound screening or mechanistic pathway analysis using human cell lines
• Work closely with senior/principal scientist and biology/chemistry group leaders to design, develop, and execute experiment protocols
• Record all data and results in specified forms (both electronic and paper) with accuracy and timeliness and in presentable fashion
Upload biology data into company database
• Help maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies
• Ensure that all safety guidelines are strictly followed at all times and maintain a clean and orderly work environment

Primary Job Requirements:

• B.A., B.Sc., or M.Sc. preferred with 2+ years laboratory experience
• Experience in tissue culture of cancer cells is required
• Basic laboratory skills in molecular and cell biology is essential and experience working with small molecules in a drug discovery setting is highly desirable
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment on an interdisciplinary team
• Must have excellent written, communication, and presentation skills
• Ability to prioritize assigned work in order to meet regular timelines

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