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Senior Research Associate

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

Job Summary

Senior Research Associate (SRA) in the Companion Diagnostics (CDx)/Development Operations team supports the development of new NGS-based molecular diagnostics. This position will contribute to laboratory and documentation activities in collaboration with a cross-functional team to verify and validate product requirements, assay design, and assay performance. The SRA prepares DNA from human specimens and operates automated liquid handlers to conduct high-throughput NGS sequencing. Additionally, the SRA will participate in documentation of device performance protocols and reports and data presentation.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Prepare and isolates nucleic acid from oncology specimens (such as DNA/RNA extraction from FFPE tissue and blood samples).

• Perform standard molecular biology techniques (such as enzymatic manipulation of DNA and RNA).

• Perform specialized and complex experiments in such areas of Next Generation Sequencing.

• Operate complex laboratory equipment such as laboratory automation equipment.

• Maintain records of experimental procedures.

• Manage experimental data in a computer database (e.g. LIMS).

• Prepare reports and presentations to communicate results in group meetings.

• Train and mentor other team members on standard operating procedures.

• Participate in training sessions and workshops.

• Perform lab testing independently.

• Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology or a related life science fields

• 3+ years of life science research experience in industry, a clinical research organization, or a hospital

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology or a related life science field

• Experience working with oncology specimens including Formalin-fixed, Paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples, blood, bone marrow

• Experience working with standard molecular biology techniques (nucleic acid isolation and analysis, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), and enzymatic manipulation of DNA and RNA

• Demonstrate a good understanding of the practices and principals of NGS, including DNA-seq and RNA-seq protocols, and various target-enrichment approaches e.g. multiplex-PCR, hybrid selection

• Familiarity with liquid handling equipment such as Hamilton Star or Agilent Bravo

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, scientific concepts, experimental plans, and results

• Experience in a Quality System Regulations (QSR) part 820 or CLIA/CAP compliant laboratory (e.g. experience in GDP, non-compliance documentation)

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