Research Associate - Mass Spectrometry

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    Cambridge, United States

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    Nicholas Haun

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    over 3 years ago

Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry

Cambridge, MA

6 Month+ Contract

The Role:

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate with a strong analytical background, particularly with regard to biomolecules (mRNA, DNA, proteins/peptides, glycans, etc). The individual will be part of our Mass Spectrometry group and will focus on developing, optimizing, and running cutting edge LC/MS methods to characterize various biomolecules associated with the production and testing of mRNA therapeutics.

Relationship management with interdepartmental collaborators is a key aspect of this role, as is the ability to multitask while remaining organized. LC and/or mass spec experience is highly preferred. This role will be six months with possibility of extending.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Carry out routine and non-routine assay/analyses to support companywide analytical needs.
  • Analyze data, generate reports, and explain results to internal customers
  • Help keep the lab running smoothly: Instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, reagent/parts supply chain, etc.
  • Design experiments, implement, and interpret results

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table.

  • BS or MS in chemistry, biology, or a related field
  • At least two years of laboratory experience
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively, as required
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an eagerness to work with and support colleagues in other departments
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • (preferred) Hands-on experience with CE, LC, and/or MS
  • (preferred) Programming and/or automation experience
  • (preferred) Familiarity with enzyme digestions
  • (preferred) Familiarity with solid phase extraction
  • (preferred) Experience with method development and optimization
  • (preferred) Innovative problem solving