Research Associate – Protein Kinase Assays – (Marlborough, MA)

How would you like to get in on the ground floor at an innovative and fast-growing life science company that provides 100% company-paid health benefits, opportunity for advancement, the ability to earn equity and share in the company’s success, and more? AssayQuant Technologies, Inc., has an exciting opening for Research Associates to join our expanding team, developing novel Protein Kinase activity assays and offering Custom Testing Services, which enable our clients’ research and development programs. 

Duties Include (Not Limited To)

  • Following standard operating procedures (SOP’s) to perform assays in 96- and 384-well plates and communicating the status and results to senior staff.
  • Documenting all work in laboratory notebooks.
  • Using modern software for research, data analysis, inventory tracking, and communication.
  • Maintaining a safe lab environment by following the company’s SOPs and safety requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or an applicable science.
  • Highly motivated and self-driven - the successful candidate will be someone who can thrive in a fast-paced and interactive team environment.
  • At least one year of hands-on lab experience performing quantitative microplate-based assays using enzymes in drug potency testing or quantitative PCR or ELISA, as examples.
  • Excellent laboratory technique, including accurate and precise dispensing of small volumes (1-10 uL) and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to master new techniques, find solutions and effectively multi-task to achieve goals efficiently, with training provided as needed by senior personnel.
  • Excellent computer software use skills including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of scientific/data analysis software a plus.
  • Demonstrated organizational, documentation and oral communication skills, with the ability to work independently and as a team, as appropriate.

 

Preferred Skills & Experience

(The ideal candidate should have mastered one or more)

  • Practical knowledge of fluorescence-based activity assays to assess enzyme kinetics and drug potency including use of data analysis software.
  • Familiarity with modern automation instrumentation and software.
  • Industry experience with demonstrated productivity running enzyme inhibitor assays for the drug discovery workflow.

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About Us

AssayQuant® Technologies, Inc. is a rapidly growing USA-based provider of innovative Life Science products and services that enables research and discovery from target validation to preclinical development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly support diversity in the workplace.