Research Associate

Organization
PerkinElmer, Inc.
Job Location
Hopkinton, MA
Job Description

PerkinElmer is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join our Quantitative Pathology Services (QPS), Tissue Imaging team at the Center for Personalized Health & Innovation (cPHI) in Hopkinton, MA. This is an entry level position and is ideal for a recent college graduate with minimal experience. The successful candidate will be a member of dynamic team that provides laboratory services to clients. PerkinElmer provides staining with up to six antibodies utilizing our OPAL™ technology to provide unparalleled cellular/tissue imaging capabilities. The Quantitative Pathology Services, Tissue Imaging team focuses on assay development and optimization, imaging of stained slides, and image analysis.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibilities involve sectioning of paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed tissues.
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunofluorescence (IF) staining of tissues.
  • Imaging of IF slides
  • General laboratory maintenance including managing inventory and regent preparation.
  • Work with senior members of the team to design and carry out experiments, as well as, interpret and present the data.
  • Presentation of findings to the Tissue Imaging team.
  • Preparation of data for client reports.
Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Requires a BS/BA degree in a Life Science with 0-1 year of experience.
  • Experience with IHC and tissue sectioning is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, with excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work independently under pressure of deadlines, as well as, the desire to work in a fast paced, team environment.

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