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Research Associate, Molecular & Cell Biology

Company: Tevard Biosciences
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position summary:
Tevard Biosciences, an exciting startup company co-founded by renowned MIT molecular cell biologist, Dr. Harvey Lodish, and developing novel tRNA therapies for rare diseases, is seeking a Research Associate, Molecular & Cell Biology . This position requires an innovative mindset, great attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively to solve difficult problems. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to positively impact patients with serious unmet medical needs while working closely with our world-class scientific team, including company co-founder Dr. Lodish.

As an expert scientist in molecular and cell biology, you will be responsible for establishing cellular assays to demonstrate in vitro proof of concept for Tevard's tRNA therapeutic leads and characterize the cellular activity and downstream disease-relevant biology to help prioritize candidates for in vivo studies.

Key responsibilities for this position include:
Work with a team of scientists to innovate, optimize, and execute gene therapies designed to modulate mRNA function and treat a broad range of genetic diseases.
Design, troubleshoot, and execute cell-based assays in human and rodent cell lines to characterize the efficacy and safety of Tevard's novel therapeutic leads.
Ability to independently troubleshoot experiments, solve challenging problems, and manage time effectively.
Support research scientists to meet key research objectives.
Maintain electronic lab notebooks and report results to the scientific team.

Minimum qualifications:
RA1: BS/MS in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, biological sciences, or a related field.
RA2/SRA: BS/MS with 1-2 years (RA1) or 3-4 years (SRA) of professional experience (industry preferred).
Practical experience with mammalian cell culture techniques including sterile technique, passaging, and banking cells. Experience with Flow Cytometry/FACS is a plus
Experience in standard molecular biology techniques such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, RNA biology (extraction, purification), DNA Assembly, and/or next-generation sequencing.
Experience with SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA or MSD, and other protein quantitation techniques is preferred.
Hands on CRISPR experience is a plus.
Strong problem-solving skills, ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly, and thrive in a collaborative cross-functional environment.
Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with colleagues and effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fluid, fast-paced work environment.

Title commensurate with level of experience.

Interested candidates please send CV and cover letter to

are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Tevard Biosciences, Cambridge , Research Associate, Molecular & Cell Biology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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