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Research Associate - Chemistry

Company: Cargene Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Cargene Therapeutics is an exciting biotech startup that is developing oligonucleotides as a therapeutic modality to treat diseases. Cargene is looking for an accomplished Research Associate to join us in our exciting new venture in Boston. The candidate will be responsible for developing cutting-edge technologies and related assays by designing and executing experiments, collecting data, performing analysis, drawing conclusions, and presenting to key stakeholders.


  • Produce oligonucleotides on time and complete QC process
  • Plan and perform experiments, communicate results and conclusions to aid in team decision-making
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Keep detailed lab notebooks, prepare reports, updates, and summaries for managers and teams
  • Ensure lab compliance with existing safety and chemical/hazard regulations, and proactively implements measures as needed
  • Ensure smooth lab and research operations by performing the lab management duties including procurement and equipment maintenance by timely scheduling of maintenance/servicing/calibration, tracking inventories and recurring orders
  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of research data, inventories, protocols, maintenance logs, sample processing logs, SOPs, etc.
  • Execute experiments as needed to support research operations
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

    Essential Requirements

    • Skills in synthetic organic chemistry, small molecule synthesis, biomolecular bioconjugation.
    • Experienced in analytical techniques such as NMR, HPLC, and LC/MS
    • Excellent laboratory, experimental and organizational skills
    • Passionate about research and goal-driven
    • Execute experiments with limited instruction
    • Ability to effectively troubleshoot, propose and prioritize next steps
    • Perform data analysis; write reports and present results to the project team, draw conclusions and propose next steps
    • Attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively, taking initiative
    • Analytical, organized, efficient, problem solver, easily adaptable, self-motivated, independent but also works well in a team
    • A self-starter, positive, and driven with a "can-do" attitude.
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

      Preferred Experience/Education/Skills

      • BS or Masters degree in chemistry with 2+ years of industrial or laboratory experience
      • Experience in nucleotide chemistry
      • Experience in various chromatography purification techniques

Keywords: Cargene Therapeutics, Cambridge , Research Associate - Chemistry, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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