Job Details

  • Title: Research Associate III (Scientific)
  • Code: RCI-3436
  • Location: Cambridge Massachusetts (MA) 02139
  • Posted Date: 01/13/2021
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description


Position Overview/Key Responsibilities:

  • Extract DNA/RNA from human tissue samples.
  • Perform Bioanalyzer, Tapestation, NanoDrop, qPCR or ddPCR, and other molecular biology techniques to analyze DNA and RNA products.
  • Perform sequencing library preparation reactions including various QC steps, either manually or using high throughput liquid handling robots.
  • Perform sequencing and library preparation reactions including single-cell RNA-Sequencing and various QC steps, either manually or using high throughput liquid handling robots.
  • Operate and maintain Illumina sequencing machines.
  • Troubleshoot abnormal results with minimal oversight and feedback.
  • Participate in development new genomic assays, including but not limited to NGS.
  • Create and update standard operating protocols for laboratory-based methods.
  • Enter experiment information into a laboratory notebook and LIM system.
  • Communicates basic lab needs to Lab Head for both technical and administrative issues.
  • Responsible for the execution and analysis of experiments and analytical procedures.
  • Display an investigative or technological orientation in designing, executing and interpreting experiments and analytical procedures.
  • Investigate basic technical problems and performs routine scientific procedures and experiments under general supervision.
  • Plan and prioritize concurrent experimental procedures. Integrate, compile, and tabulate data and assist supervisor in the analysis and interpretation of the results.
  • May provide oral presentations on results to other department members.
  • Work under active supervision.
  • Follow established procedures.
  • Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy.
  • Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.
  • Failure to achieve results or erroneous execution may cause delays in program schedules, and may result in the allocation of additional resources.
  • Frequent internal company contacts. Infrequent inter- departmental and outside constituent contacts on routine matters.
  • Years of Experience: 6 - 9 Years