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Sr. Research Associate

Sherlock BioSciences
Watertown, Massachusetts
Start date
Aug 12, 2022

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Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Job Description:

The Senior Research Associate will contribute to internal efforts to drive innovation and product development. The Senior Research Associate will work with the Scientists, in the design of experiments to achieve project objectives, execute development studies, conduct data analysis, document results, and meet milestones to support our CRISPR and Synthetic Biology-based platforms for molecular diagnostics.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Express, purify and characterize proteins, and other assay reagents
  • Assist in the development, scale up and production or technology transfer of reagents
  • Assist in the development, optimization, and validation of new assays for target detection
  • Conduct laboratory experiments and studies according to approved protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Work Instruction Documents (WIDs).
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor to relay project progress, experiment results, and data analysis; openly and thoughtfully discuss challenges.
  • Adhere to and follow processes and procedures such as documenting, recording, and completing work in electronic laboratory notebooks.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and inventory
  • Present to internal teams in a concise, cohesive manner
  • Assist in authoring SOPs, WIDs for developed processes
  • May assist in technology transfer to external vendors
  • Contribute to experimental design, data analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving to improve methods and procedures
  • Independently troubleshoot and make suggestions for process improvements


  • Communicate with Impact
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving
  • Taking Initiative and Follow-up
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Building Effective Partnerships
  • Adaptability
  • Technical Skills/Professional Knowledge

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • NA

Work Environment:

  • This position will work in the office and the lab. Work with BSL-2 level pathogens may be required. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment must be worn in the lab.

Physical Demands:.

  • Long periods of sitting or standing.
  • Must be capable of working in a lab environment for at least 40 hours/week.
  • Must wear a mask when required.

 Travel Required: 

  • NA

Required Education and Experience: 

  • BS/MS in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioengineering, or related field with 2 years of related experience.  Experience in assay development and/or process development in industrial setting preferred
  • Knowledge and laboratory experience with common molecular biology, and bioprocessing techniques (both upstream and downstream)
  • Background in cell culture and purification of various types of proteins preferred

Required Skillset:

  • Team player committed to learning new technologies
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of adjusting to a dynamic, fluid work environment and changing priorities while ensuring timely completion of assigned tasks
  • Data analysis and experimental design with input from supervisor

Work Authorization/Security-Clearance Requirements:

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not merely trendy buzz words to us; they are part of our core values.  We are committed to creating a community of well-rounded professionals from all ethnicities, nationalities, educational backgrounds, and genders.  This “melting pot” of differences is what fosters ideas and innovations. Our beliefs span beyond our walls and into the world, as reflected in outreach to various underserved domestic and global communities.

 Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Sherlock requires employees to be fully vaccinated pursuant to Company policy (policy allows for potential exemptions for medical or religious reasons, consult with Human Resources for more information).


Sherlock Biosciences is dedicated to providing global access to the simplest and most accurate diagnostic tests that empower individuals to control their own healthcare. We are creating a new generation of CRISPR and Synthetic Biology-based molecular diagnostic technology platforms that can rapidly deliver accurate and inexpensive results in any setting. We envision a world where Sherlock’s products will enable users to make more effective decisions in any environment, including hospitals, industrial settings, low-resource settings, and at-home. Successful candidates will join an exciting, collaborative, and fast-paced company that seeks to disrupt diagnostics and change the trajectory of human health.

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