Research Associate I

Spectraforce

Waltham, Massachusetts


a month ago

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Research Associate I
Spectraforce
Waltham, Massachusetts

a month ago

Job Description

Job title: Research Associate I
Duration: 05 Months 
Location: Waltham, MA
(02454)
Fully Onsite

HM Notes:
  • Open to candidates willing to relocate at their own expenseExtension TBD, depending on budget
  • Free parking Top must haves.
  • Must have 2+ years of experience with LNP (novel lipid nanoparticles)
  • Relevant experience in nucleic acid delivery with hands-on experience in lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulations & characterization is a must
  • Direct experience with messenger RNA encapsulation/quantification/characterization/handling is required
  • Understanding and success in implementation of RNA-related analytics (Ribogreen, gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, etc.) is required
Preferred or nice to have:
  • Proficiency in analytical techniques like HPLC/UPLC, DLS, CD, zeta potential, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry etc. is preferred
  • Gene Therapy and or proficiency in the above

Summary
We are seeking a highly motivated and scientifically rigorous individual to join the Delivery and formulation development team. The position will focus on developing novel lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulations for mRNA delivery.

Responsibilities
1. Prepare formulations and perform characterization assays/data analysis with focus on in vivo studies, drug carrier design/development, assay development etc.
2. Support vaccine formulation development activities.
3. Contribute in the development & writing/reviewing analytical method protocols.
4. Prepare technical reports and presentations for clear communication of scientific findings across interdisciplinary teams.

Qualifications
• B.S./M.S. in Biomedical Engg/Chemistry/Physical Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Biochemistry
• 2+ years of relevant experience in nucleic acid delivery with hands-on experience in lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulations & characterization is a must
• Direct experience with messenger RNA encapsulation/quantification/characterization/handling is required
• Understanding and success in implementation of RNA-related analytics (Ribogreen, gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, etc.) is required
• Proficiency in analytical techniques like HPLC/UPLC, DLS, CD, zeta potential, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry etc. is preferred
• Experience in developing LNP formulations for gene/cell immunotherapy would be advantageous
• Works collaboratively within group as well as within interdisciplinary teams
• Manages time effectively demonstrating ability to perform multiple projects at one time
• Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $40.00/hr.

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