Associate Scientist (JP4890)

Location: Cambridge, MA
Date Posted: 11-02-2018
Job Title: Associate Scientist (JP4890)
Location: 360 Binney Street,Cambridge,Massachusetts,02138
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months with likely extensions 
 
‚Äč3Key Consulting is looking for an Associate Scientist for a leading, international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.
 
Job Summary:
 
Ideal candidate- Minimum 2 years experience in cell culture, molecular biology, in vitro assays. 

We are activity seeking a talented scientist to work with the engineers and help transform our established protocols to the liquid handling system. A successful candidate will have a good understanding of assay development, cell culture and have experience with using robotics and liquid handling platforms.

Key responsibilities: 
- Cell culture: culture of primary cells, cell lines and iPSCs 
- Molecular biology: making of next generation sequencing libraries, ddPCR, qPCR 
- Cell function assays 
- Using robotic liquid handling platforms for assays 

Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree OR Bachelor degree and 2 years of research experience 

Preferred Qualifications: 
- Biology major 
- Demonstrated expertise in cell culture, molecular biology and biochemistry assay 
- Ability to support team work reliably 
- Highly organized and accomplished at documenting lab activities 
- Comfort in working in a highly interactive and vibrant environment and a passion for teamwork 

Top Must have Skill Sets:
 
Cell culture, molecular biology, in vitro assays
 
Day-To-Day Responsibilities:
  • Cell culture: culture of primary cells, cell lines and iPSCs
  • Molecular biology: making of next generation sequencing libraries, ddPCR, qPCR
  • Cell function assays
  • using robotic liquid handling platforms for assays
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Amgen’s Translational Systems Biology group in Cambridge, MA focuses on leveraging cutting edge in vitro models to translate human genetics discoveries into predictive drug safety insights. We employee a team of engineers to help build automatic capabilities to ensure reproducibility and scalability of our work.
 
Red Flags: no cell culture experience
 
Interview Process:
Phone interview by Qinghong. If passed, bring in for face to face interview.
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.**No Third-party Vendors Please**
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Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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