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Sr. Technical Research Assistant BWH NEUROLOGY LDDN

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neurodegeneration (LDDN) invites applications for a synthetic organic chemist to join our medicinal chemistry team. The LDDN (https://www.bwhneurosciences.org/lddn/) is part of the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. The LDDN works in close collaboration with principal investigators from the research community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals as well as Universities across the country. Through medicinal chemistry and drug discovery expertise we help to transform discoveries in the basic biology of disease into opportunities for drug discovery.

We are seeking a talented Senior Technical Research Assistant to work as a medicinal chemist in our lab in Cambridge, MA. Working under the general supervision of the Lab Director, and in accordance with established hospital policies and procedures, the ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practical experience of organic synthesis and will conduct a variety of organic chemistry synthesis experiments to prepare compounds for biological testing. In addition, the successful candidate may work independently, performing non-routine, highly specialized experimental procedures. Participates in the design and modification of research protocols. Composes and may present sections of research reports and manuscripts. Coordinate lab activities and supervise lab staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Independently performs non-routine, highly specialized experimental procedures (Site specific examples). * Participates in the design and modification of research protocols. * Develops research methodologies within the parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives. * Composes and may present sections of research reports and manuscripts. * Responsible for the oversight and coordination of all lab activities. * Responsible for troubleshooting problems and instructing others in highly specialized techniques. * If entry level research staff is present, responsible for supervising staff in the lab, including hiring, firing, evaluation and discipline. * In collaboration with Research Manager and/or PI, participates in budget and grant development and preparation. * All other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor degree in chemistry is required. Masters Degree preferred * Requires 3-5 years of directly related progressively more responsible experience.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

* High degree of computer literacy. * Sound analytical and organizational skills. * Requires good oral and written communication skills. * Must be able to logically and effectively structure tasks and set priorities. * Ability to identify potential problems and troubleshoot solutions. * Must have a broad knowledge of scientific principles and laboratory techniques. * Must have sound interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise others.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

* Responsible for supervising staff including: hiring, firing, evaluating and disciplining. Will orient and train new staff members.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Cambridge , Sr. Technical Research Assistant BWH NEUROLOGY LDDN, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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