Senior Research Associate - In Vitro Pharmacology

Location
Cambridge
Posted
Aug 27, 2020
Ref
4828167002
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
JOB PURPOSE

Sana Biotechnology is looking to expand our team with hard-working individuals who believe in the potential of cells as engineered medicines, have the vision to innovate, and the determination to execute upon that vision. We are looking for a Senior Research Associate to join the In Vitro Pharmacology and Biomarker Discovery group. This individual will work closely with colleagues on projects in a variety of therapeutic areas in a highly dynamic and cross-functional environment. He/She will actively contribute to the generation of in vitro models to characterize cellular metabolism and support functional and cross-functional efforts. The successful candidate will have demonstrated technical proficiency, scientific rigor, independent thought and a team-oriented mentality.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
  • Understanding of immunobiology and metabolism and relevant biological systems to develop in vitro/ex vivo models.
  • Develop and implement bioanalytical and cell-based assays using a variety of platforms (flow cytometry, high-content imaging, Incucyte, ELISA, MSD, Luminex, qPCR)
  • Substantial responsibility for planning, designing and execution of experiments
  • Makes detailed observations, interpret results and document experimental methods in a well-maintained laboratory notebook
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Presents results regularly at team meetings.
  • Facilitates discussion with other team members as necessary to ensure the completion of the team's research projects.
  • Train and mentor junior associates.
  • Develops Research Operating Procedures (ROPs) to facilitate assay transfer.
  • Understands and applies relevant scientific literature in the design of experimental protocols. This may include literature from outside of the Scientist's primary field of research.
  • Comply with standard laboratory practices and company policies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 3-4+ years of laboratory experience in an academic or industry setting and proven proficiency performing independent research as well as the design and execution of complex experiments.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture (primary cells and immortalized) with demonstrated competence in sterile technique and standard laboratory procedures.
  • Well-versed and experienced in the development and application of bioanalytical and cell-based assays (flow cytometry, imaging, ELISA, MSD, Luminex, qPCR).
  • Ability to proactively engage in the development and maintenance of cross-functional networks within the larger organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt communication styles to interact effectively with a range of collaborators including research associates, technical experts and therapeutic teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and a commitment to scientific rigor as well as experience working effectively in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought and ability to actively communicate with scientists throughout the organization.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Immune biology highly preferred.
  • Experience characterizing translational models of disease