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Senior Research Associate

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Research Associate Needed!
Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute various fermentation extraction protocols (solvent and resin based) to prepare crude extracts for biophysical and biochemical assay screening.
  • Purify crude extracts to enriched fractions via solvent-solvent partitioning and flash chromatography.
  • Collaborate with other teams to manage pipeline of incoming and processed fermentation experiments.
  • Share inventory management responsibilities with the team to ensure common consumables (e.g. vials, cartridges, chemicals and solvents) are continuously in stock.
  • Follow all safety and operational laboratory SOPs.
  • Document experiments and data in laboratory notebooks and LIMS in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Prepare and present experimental results at group meetings.
    Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, or closely related field. A minimum of 1 - 2 years of industry experience preferred.
    • Experience in extraction and purification of low and medium molecular weight organic molecules (e.g. up to 1 kD). Preferred experience in the use of normal-phase flash chromatography.
    • Knowledge of fungi preferred but not required.
    • Excellent written, organizational (e.g. time management) and documentation skills with exceptional attention to detail.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in teams and to give/receive constructive feedback.
    • Facility with effective communication with colleagues and managers.
    • Strong understanding and familiarity with laboratory methods and safety protocols.
    • The successful candidate should be a quick learner, self-starter, enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic team environment, and be motivated to develop and apply new technologies to advance the projects efficiently.

Keywords: Planet Pharma, Cambridge , Senior Research Associate, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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