Research Associate - Molecular Biology | GenomeWeb

Research Associate - Molecular Biology

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
Job Location
3 Trask Lane
Danvers, MA 01923
commensurate with experience
Job Description

We are seeking a Research Associate with a strong background in molecular biology to join the Molecular Biology Group. The group plays a vital role in the advancement of our antibody development and validation efforts. The successful candidate will join a highly dynamic and diverse group with experience in molecular and cell biology, protein expression, protein purification, laboratory automation and high-throughput process development. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, well-organized and able to work in a fast pace environment.


Required Qualifications
A BS, BA or MS degree in a biological science (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or biotechnology).

2+ years of post-graduate laboratory experience in molecular biology or biochemistry.

Skills and Experience
The candidate must be able to independently execute and apply a variety of molecular-related techniques at an intermediate to advanced level.  These skills include but are not limited to:

1.  Molecular cloning.  The candidate must have the ability to independently design plasmid constructs and execute cloning strategies.
2.  RNA/DNA extraction/purification.
3.  RNA/DNA manipulation (e.g. enzyme digestion/modification, agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR, RT-PCR, etc.).
3. DNA/protein sequence analysis tools (e.g. Macvector, Sequencher).
4. ELISA, SDS-PAGE and western blotting.
5. Mammalian cell culture and sterile technique.

Hands-on experience with NGS or liquid-handling robots (e.g. Hamilton, Tecan) is a plus.

About Our Organization

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, PhosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications, and XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.

Bitesize Bio has some advice for scientists ready to leave their current lab behind.

A trio of editors from the Nature family of journals describes what make a peer review a good one.

Spots in genetic counseling training programs are competitive, Maclean's reports.