Research Associate – Translational Biology

New York, NY
Jan 03, 2022
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

HiberCell is ‘The Cancer Dormancy Company’ creating a path forward to therapeutically treat tumor dormancy-driven relapse and metastasis in cancer patients. HiberCell is seeking an efficient, well-organized, and skilled research associate to join our team and advance our biological understanding of cancer dormancy and the targets involved. This position offers the opportunity to immediately impact a growing portfolio of related targeted therapy programs in an innovative scientific environment that leverages both small molecule and protein biologic modalities. This hands-on position requires strong experimental skills in cancer and molecular biology. The right candidate will leverage their scientific experience, curiosity, and creativity to uncover mechanistic insights and generate high-quality data packages enabling data-driven decision making. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated critical thinker that possess strong written and verbal communication skills and is comfortable working in a highly collaborative team environment.


Job requirements:

  • B.Sc. in a Biological Science (ex. Molecular Biology, Cell Biology) with at least 2 years of laboratory research experience OR M.Sc. Degree in a Biological Science with practical laboratory research experience
  • Background/experience in cancer biology, cancer-related cell signaling pathways, and metabolism is preferred
  • Problem-solving, multi-tasking, working independently and efficient time management are required skills
  • Self-motivated scientist, possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills to foster and contribute to a collaborative research environment


Key responsibilities:

  • Perform molecular biology-based experiments to support portfolio development and progression
  • Maintain rigorous experimental records and data reporting via e-notebooks
  • Generate data summaries for clear communication of results with the team
  • Perform general laboratory management tasks


Capabilities & competencies needed:

  • Proficiency with extraction of protein lysates and RNA from cells and tissues
  • Skilled in protein expression assays (Western blot, ELISA, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry). Experience Protein Simple SimpleWestern platforms a plus.
  • Experience with RNA expression methods (qPCR)
  • Proficiency in mammalian cell culture, including expanding and maintaining cancer cell lines, and performing cell-based experiments.
  • Experimental troubleshooting, assay optimization and validation
  • Data analysis and results summarization for team meetings and presentations
  • Competency with database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications (electronic notebook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent data documentation and organizational skills


Interested in applying?  Email your resume.