Research Associate - Validation Systems

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

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to be part of our Validation Systems Core Group.   The mission of this team is to provide a centralized source of well-characterized, high quality cells and lysates to the Product Development organization.  To support our antibody validation efforts, CST employs a variety of cell-based model systems ranging from tissue samples to mES cells.  The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for growing and maintaining cell lines in a variety of formats, establishing cell banks and preparing lysates.

Requirements

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

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, well organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Skills & Experience
•    Strong knowledge of sterile technique
•    Hands-on experience growing and maintaining a variety of cell types in culture.  Direct experience with primary, mES or iPS cells would be highly advantageous.
•    Lysate preparation
•    Generation of stable cell lines
•    Isolation of clonal cell populations
•    Transfection methods
•    SDS-PAGE, western analysis
•    Familiarity with laboratory automation (e.g. liquid handling robotics)
•    Strong organizational skills
•    Team-oriented mindset
•    Ability to multi-task effectively and manage multiple priorities at one time
•    Strong communication skills (verbally and written)

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.

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