Randstad Research Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Associate

job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$30.29 - $35.63 per hour

  • date posted:Friday, September 14, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:26452

job description

Research Associate

Are you looking to make the next step in your career? Come work for one of the world's premier pharmaceutical companies.

Apply here!

Job Title: Bench Scientist I

Job Summary

  • The Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) research unit is seeking a bench scientist to help deliver novel therapeutics to patients based on a profound understanding of disease mechanisms and target biology.

  • This is a lab-based position in a fast-paced, data driven group within a premier pharmaceutical company.

  • The position is based in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.

  • The successful applicant will be required to perform basic functions related to generating data in a biological laboratory setting, and in analyzing and recording these data.

Job Responsibilities

  • Regularly generate experimental data

  • Carry out cell culture experiments, including with primary human cells and tissues

  • Screen limited numbers of compounds in disease-relevant assays

  • Faithfully record experiments in electronic notebook form

  • Work with colleagues to identify and bring new assays and technologies into the group/department

  • Participate in multiple projects simultaneously within and outside the colleague's immediate group

Education & Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in Immunology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related field required

  • Prior experience in molecular biology and cell culture techniques, including transfection, RNA isolation, Taqman, and Western blotting, strongly desired

  • General knowledge of microscopy, immunofluorescence methods, and FACS preferred

  • Expertise in using data analysis and presentation applications (e.g., Graphpad Prism, Microsoft Office applications) required


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K Plan with Company Match

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.