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Research Associate I - Molecular Biology

Company: Exact Sciences Corporation
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Position OverviewThe Research Associate I, with guidance from more experienced scientists, assists in the day to day experimental work that includes execution of bench experiments, and gathering and assembling of data. - Working in a team setting, the Research Associate I will primarily be involved in Research and Development projects assisting in translating research ideas and concepts into the product development pipeline towards development of diagnostic assay products.Essential DutiesInclude but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct bench level experiments within a specific product or technology area.
  • Generate data; accurately record and analyze results of bench level experiments within a specific product or technology area.
  • Operate scientific instrumentation related to performance of duties and notifies appropriate personnel of any problems.
  • Effectively utilize and apply established methods or technologies.
  • Maintain lab notebook in a complete and consistent manner, following all legal, ISO, and QSR requirements, as well as keeping clear and complete.
  • Prepare reports and documentation providing the experimental methods and results.
  • Communicate experimental results to supervisor or other scientists.
  • Possess potential for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought. -
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Work with project team members on assignments to meet department and project objectives.
  • Ability to complete assignments in expected time frames.
  • Ability to work in a BSL-2 environment following Biosafety guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate project status to project leader.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively within team and department.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to lift to 20 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment including microscopes, microtomes, blades, strainers, pipettes for extended periods of time.
  • May perform repetitious actions using lab tools.
  • Ability to use near vision to view samples at close range.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
  • Ability and means to travel between Exact Sciences locations.
  • Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemical/Physical/Biological Science, or related field.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.Preferred Qualifications
      • Related Internship.
      • 1+ years of related experience.
      • Experience in molecular biology or Next Generation Sequencing methods desirable.If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Exact Sciences, or if you may require a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call our Recruitment Coordinator at 608-535-8841 or email.We are -an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

Keywords: Exact Sciences Corporation, Cambridge , Research Associate I - Molecular Biology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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