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Research Associate

GForce Life Sciences
Lexington, MA
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Research Associate II - Lexington, MA


Job Title: Research Associate II

Job Summary: We are seeking a research associate to provide technical laboratory research effort in support of multiple projects focused on expedited creation and evaluation of in human vitro models and assays.

  • with scientists to conduct lab-based studies to support project efforts
  • Perform tissue culture work with human cell lines to develop and optimize workflows for cell model creation and quality control
  • project management efforts in standard operating procedure creation, sharing knowledge and skills, and fostering cross-functional teamwork
  • in effective communication with colleagues within Novo Nordisk.

Physical Requirements
  • with human cell lines, recombinant DNA, and common molecular biology reagents in a laboratory environment that may include hazardous chemicals and blood borne pathogens
  • Functions may require some morning, evening, or weekend hours outside of standard business hours

  • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of experience post-degree; relevant experience may be substituted as appropriate. Title is dependent on qualifications.
  • culture experience is required-including strong aseptic technique and BSL2 stewardship, fixation and staining of cells, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with automated laboratory equipment, complex machinery, and familiarity of high throughput data production principles are a plus
  • Ability to carry out complex protocols required
  • Experience in basic molecular biology techniques required
  • working in a team environment required, industry (CRO, pharmaceutical, biotech) experience is preferred
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a prerequisite for the role
  • requires proactive communication skills and cross-cultural understanding to interact within a global organization
  • be comfortable in asking for clarification and offering suggestions
  • desirable skills include: propagation and manipulation of iPSC cultures, in vitro genome engineering, advanced cellular imaging and/or high throughput data collection skills, and the ability to interpret interdisciplinary data

Term & Start
  • 6-month contract
  • FT, M-F 40hr/week
  • Pay Rate: $48-52/HR (96-104K Annually)
  • Onsite in Lexington, MA

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