Research Associate I - Molecular/Cellular Biology

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package
Posted
February 22 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Non-Profit
Job Type
Technician

Research Associate I - Molecular/Cellular Biology

Job Description

The Zhang Lab (zhanglab.bio) is looking for a motivated Research Associate to work in a dynamic translational research team focused on characterizing novel bacterial proteins and harnessing them for human genome editing. The candidate should possess a BS degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or a related field, with at least 1 year of relevant research experience.

The candidate will be primarily involved with applying molecular biology, genetic techniques, and cell culture in the context of a larger project. Any experience with protein biochemistry, deep sequencing, or computational biology will be considered a plus. The candidate will also contribute to various sub-projects to support the overall research goals of the highly creative and dynamic research team of scientists, engineers, and life science entrepreneurs in the Zhang lab at the Broad Institute.

Characteristic Duties

  • Perform molecular biology (DNA purification, digestion, amplification, ligation)
  • Purification and biochemistry of novel bacterial proteins (FPLC, in vitro reactions, electrophoresis)
  • Other techniques may include deep sequencing, cell culture work, and flow cytometry.
  • With supervisor, will help plan, execute, and analyze experiments to address specific questions defined by the project.
  • Generate oral and written reports on performed experiments. Attends team meetings for experimental planning and present the results in project meetings. Consults with literature, supervisor and other scientific staff as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or related field required.
  • Must possess at least 1 year of experience in a research laboratory with experience in molecular/cellular biology work.
  • Highly motivated individual who works well with others
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills, lab notebook practices and attention to detail are essential.

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