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Research Associate II /Associate Scientist I, Biology

Company: Acceleron Pharma
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

What's in it for you?

We are seeking a talented and motivated Research Associate to join the Translational and Exploratory Biology Group in Acceleron's discovery department. The primary responsibility for this position will be conducting bioanalytical assays and development of biomarker assays to support late-stage preclinical studies and their transition to clinical studies. The successful candidate will have a strong background in biological sciences and be technically skilled in protein/mRNA analysis. Experience or willingness to learn in vivo rodent techniques is also required. Passion for science, attention to detail and a desire to learn new techniques are a must.

What will you be doing?

  • Execute studies to evaluate biomarker expression in pre-clinical and clinical samples using techniques such as qPCR and immunoassays (ELISA, MSD, Luminex)
  • Perform routine and non-routine analytical testing of study samples.
  • Assist in in vivo procedures and sample harvesting and processing following established methodologies.
  • Assist in maintaining general laboratory functionality, including lab equipment maintenance, and ordering and receipt of lab supplies.
  • Maintain clear, accurate written records of laboratory procedures, results and diligent and timely documentation of experiments in ELN and reports.
  • Communicate findings with internal and external teams/partners in a clear and concise manner.

What are we looking for?

  • B.S/M.S in biological sciences or related discipline such as Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Genetics
  • 1+ years of research experience in an industrial or academic setting
  • Experience in protein/nucleic acids analysis techniques, including ELISA and qPCR.
  • Ability to perform assays independently and troubleshoot assays with direction of supervisor(s)/project leader(s)
  • Cell/tissue culture and flow cytometry are a plus.
  • Must be flexible, open to new tasks and challenges and able to work on tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.

How will you grow with us?

Our team works passionately to contribute to the cutting-edge science at Acceleron. In this role, you will be challenged to develop and innovate daily by supportive team members and a dynamic company culture. If you are looking to be a part of a motivated, fun team where you can explore innovative ideas and mentor one another along the way, then this could be a great fit for you!

  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Recruiters - please do not send unsolicited resumes to this posting.


Keywords: Acceleron Pharma, Cambridge , Research Associate II /Associate Scientist I, Biology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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