Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist - Bioanalytical

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 02, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

WAVE Life Sciences USA seeks experienced and highly motivated individual to join its team in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is an ideal position for an individual with a strong background in analytical chemistry and/or nucleic acid chemistry, biochemistry or related field who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and cross disciplinary biotech environment. The candidate will be an integral member of a small team of scientists aiming to rapidly and pragmatically realize the potential of an emerging technology.


·        Responsible for the immunochemistry platforms based bioanalytical method development, validation and sample testing to support preclinical or clinical studies.

·        May contribute to the bioanalytical and biomarker development and qualification using multitude of bioanalytical methods (ELISA, MSD, LC-MS, RT-PCR, qPCR, IHC, primary and cell based assays) to support preclinical, clinical, and manufacturing projects.

·        Implement the established methods for sample analysis

·        Compile and analyze data using Softmax, spreadsheets or other data analysis tools

·        Transfer of bioanalytical and biomarker methods to CROs and help with management of outsourced studies.

·        Maintain laboratory records, supplies and equipment

·        Write SOPs and other technical reports as needed

·        Stay compliant with applicable regulations

·        Good collaboration and communication skills


·        Hands on experience with immunoassay method development, optimization and validation.

·        Experience with ELISA and immunoassay development, familiarity with molecular methods

·        Bioanalytical assay design experience

·        Ability to trouble shoot, independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations

·        Proven ability in technical writing

·        Time management and project management skills

·        Written and oral communication skills

·        Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team

·        Experience with LC-MS and LC-MS/MS based bioanalytical methods is a plus

Education / Experience:

·        B.S. / M.S. with at least 3 years’ relevant experience in industry.

·        Experience with the development of a broad range of analytical methodologies for characterization of oligonucleotides

·        Knowledge of GLP requirements and ICH guidelines desirable

·        Experience within a start-up or small biotech environment a plus