Research Assistant I (19-00577) – MA – Framingham

 Duties: The Research Assistant I (RA) will support a Biopharmaceutical Drug Product development and will be responsible for stability studies testing, formulation screening and container closure selection. Successful candidate is expected to work with internal partners to timely and comprehensively address stability and compatibility aspects using established assays, across a variety of technological platforms and disciplines (biochemical, molecular biology, biophysical, and analytical). Prior experience in developing molecular biology, analytical and biophysical methods for accelerated (high throughput) protein characterization, formulation screening and candidate selection is a plus. Key expectation and training include execution of stability studies under various formulation conditions comprising of protein/enzyme sample preparation, testing, data analysis and interpretation of results. Planning, prioritization and initiation of concurrent experimental procedures for multiple programs to ensure their timely completion is essential. The RA should have good communication skills (oral and written), a strong work ethic, and good documentation practices including laboratory notebook maintenance, and compilation and presentation of data.  The RA is also expected to work well with others and have the flexibility and adaptability needed in a fast paced team environment.
Skills: Ability to follow instructions precisely, possess a strong work ethic, and be motivated to work in a team environment. Hands on experience with biochemical and biophysical characterization methods such as chromatography, electrophoresis, UV/CD/fluorescence spectroscopies and calorimetry is preferred.
Education: A bachelor's degree  in Biochemistry,  Chemistry, Biology, or related field and 0-4 years of relevant experience.

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