Senior Research Associate, Cellular Biology - Hematology

Employer
Cellarity
Location
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Company Summary:

Cellarity, Inc. is a privately held, well-funded, early-stage biotechnology company that is pioneering a novel transformative therapeutic approach.
 
Cellarity was founded by Flagship Pioneering, a team of entrepreneurial scientists that conceives, creates, resources, and grows first-in-category life sciences companies. Since 2000, Flagship has created over 75 groundbreaking companies that are pioneering novel and proprietary biological, industrial, and engineering approaches to solve major needs in human health and sustainability. These companies include Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Seres Therapeutics (MCRB), Syros Pharmaceuticals (SYRS), Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY), Evelo Biosciences (EVLO), Kaleido Biosciences (KLDO), and Indigo Agriculture. Cellarity is a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovation-driven organization seeking to hire an exceptional scientist to join our team.
 
Position Summary:

Cellarity is seeking a talented and highly motivated Senior Research Associate with expertise in cellular biology to play a vital role in the company’s efforts to validate novel target discovery approaches. You will be responsible for developing disease models using primary human hematopoietic cells to identify novel therapeutic interventions. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists of the Cellarity team to rapidly advance the scientific program. You should be comfortable working in and contributing to a very dynamic and cross-functional team environment. The ideal candidate must be independent, goal oriented, have excellent communication skills, be willing to learn new skills and work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in tissue culture with primary cells
  • Experience with human hematopoietic cells (CD34+, PBMCs)
  • Proficiency with flow cytometry including designing and optimizing multi-parameter flow cytometry panels
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner.
  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in biology or related field, and minimum 2 years of relevant experience in bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct cell-based assays to model disease and test data-driven hypotheses.
  • Generate datasets key for hypothesis generation
  • Work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to execute and analyze experiments and present experimental findings at internal meetings.  
  • Maintain detailed records of experimental protocols and data in electronic laboratory notebook in accordance with company policy.