Research Associate II (PCR, DNA purification) (v217)

  • Contract Duration: Through 2021, with potential to extend
  • Research & Development
  • Boston, MA

Website Lenox Executive Search

Job description
Lenox Executive Search has a client in Boston seeking 2 research associates to join their team. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with a global pharmaceutical leader.

Both roles are contracts to last until the end of 2021 with the possibility of extension/conversion to full time based on job performance. Details of the roles are below.

Key responsibilities:

• Responsible to execute protocols in general molecular biology techniques, including PCR, DNA purification, Gel electrophoresis, conventional restriction enzyme digestion & ligation.
• Experience producing and purifying plasmid DNAs with a wide variety of genetic elements and inherent yield

• Run experiments in recombinant DNA assembly methodologies, including Gibson Assembly, PCR Assembly, and facilitated recombination (i.e., Gateway cloning) methodologies.
• Operate and maintain laboratory equipment
• Order and maintain laboratory reagent stocks
• Maintain clear and complete experimental records
• Collaborate with a research team to facilitate the timely execution of projects
• Additional duties and responsibilities as required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, and 0-2 years of relevant experience
• Experience with production of bacterial plasmids
• Excellent organizational skills and documentation practices
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills; verbal and written
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to ask for help if next steps are unclear
• Hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques

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