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Research Associate
Ref No.: 18-10417
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start Date: 08/16/2018
The Role:

The Research Associate will work closely with the Delivery Innovation and Production Science and Technology (PS&T) teams to manufacture lipid nanoparticles (LNPs). Client LNPs will be manufactured in a high-throughput manner and screened for lead candidates to advance. The Research Associate will have a unique opportunity to work in both a research and production environment, utilizing state-of-the-art automation to enable manufacture.


Here's What You'll Do:
  • Prepare raw material mixes for nanoparticle synthesis, and maintain registry in informatics database
  • Manufacture LNPs using automated platform to support in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Perform biophysical and chemical characterization of LNPs, including particle size, mRNA encapsulation, mRNA integrity, and storage stability
  • Generate weekly production data reports for review by larger team consisting of chemists, engineers, and formulation scientists

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • BS/BA in Chemistry, Biology, or Engineering with 0-2 years in Biotech, Pharma, or CRO/CMO
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Detail oriented and can perform technical duties following standard operating procedures to ensure highest quality of product
  • Flexibility/adaptability to change
  • Proficiency in Excel and JMP preferred