Contract Research Associate – Biology

The Biology Department is seeking a contract Research Associate to conduct oncology target validation in a highly collaborative, goal-oriented team environment. The position requires excellent time management skills and hands-on experience with commonly used techniques in molecular and cell biology.

Qualifications and Required Experience:


  • S./M.S. degree in life sciences with at least 1 year of relevant research experience in an academic or industrial setting. Experience in cancer biology and/or chromatin biology is a plus.
  • The candidate will be expected to conduct hands-on laboratory work to generate and analyze data. You will be responsible for designing and executing cell-based phenotypic and mechanism of action studies using a variety of assay platforms.
  • Strong communication and organization skills, keeping good scientific records, and giving updates at team meetings are required.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work across diverse areas, ability to develop and evaluate novel assays for a wide variety of biological/phenotypic endpoints and to support general research activities within the group.

Key Skills required:

  • Mammalian cell culture experience with tumor cell lines or primary cultures, including assessment of proliferation in 2D and 3D culture, cell cycle progression and apoptosis.
  • In depth knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques including transfection (cDNA, siRNA, shRNA and/or CRISPRs), retro/lentiviral production and transduction, quantitative PCR, cloning/mutagenesis, and protein analysis – immunoprecipitation, SDS-PAGE/Western blots.
  • Good working knowledge of MS office, data analysis and graphing software

*This is a 3-4 month contract position*

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