Pharmacology Research Associate

Pharmacology Research Associate

Location: Boston, MA

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Summary

Biocytogen is a comprehensive research and discovery service provider for biotech and pharmaceutical industry and academic institutions. Its service platform integrates preclinical studies with innovative animal models, CRISPR-based gene editing, and animal supplies, with the current focus on immuno-oncology and oncology. We are looking for a highly motivated research associate with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Biocytogen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Biocytogen is committed to nurturing junior scientists to progress within our organization, providing a supportive environment for career advancement. This opportunity is ideal for individuals who can recognize and seize learning opportunities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform preclinical pharmacology studies in rodents. Tasks include drug administration via multiple routes (IV, IP, SC, PO, etc), blood and tissue collection, and tumor volume measurement. Experience with small animal surgery is a plus.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other scientists on a project team to draft, finalize, and implement study protocols. Follow protocols and independently execute tasks.
  • Collect and record data. Prepare summaries of experimental procedures and results and present data in team meetings.
  • Develop, perform, interpret, and troubleshoot a broad range of in vitro assays including immune cell profiling, cytokine profiling, functional assays using primary cells, as well as cytotoxicity/apoptosis assays using primary and/or cultured cells.
  • Innovate and expand our assay portfolio by identifying, evaluating, and implementing new assay technologies through literature research, academic collaborations, and adaptation from other groups within the company.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 1-3 years of academic or industry research experience. Demonstrated experience in small animal handling and pharmacology is highly preferred.
  • Experience with small animal handling, drug administration, and blood and tissue collection is preferred.
  • Experience in cell biology, biochemistry, and/or molecular biology, in particular assay development and execution, is required. This includes cell-based assays, tissue culture, biochemical assay technologies, and protein and RNA expression analysis.
  • Experience with cell culture and in vitro assays is desirable.
  • Experience in primary immune cell-based assays is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in flow cytometry (FACS) analysis is preferred.
  • Demonstrate ability for quality execution, attention to detail, and proficiency in multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative team player. Be flexible and prioritize tasks based on team and company goals.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels, within teams, with internal and external collaborators.
  • Strong organizational skills. Maintain research data and records with the highest integrity.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

BIOCYTOGEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at BIOCYTOGEN BOSTON CORP are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, military status, disability, mental illness, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy governs all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, selection, job assignment, promotions, transfers, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, access to benefits and training, and all other conditions and privileges of employment.

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