Research Associate, Translational Biology

Research Associate, Translational Biology
Location: Lexington, MA


  HireMinds is seeking your lab expertise in developing novel cancer therapeutics with our small molecule biotech client in Lexington, MA.  Our client is well funded and building a clinical pipeline of genetic oncology drugs.  In order to do this they need your help in execution of the translational strategy and biomarker assay execution to identify cancer indications.  You’ll work in the Pharmacodynamic (PD) and patient selection biomarker efforts to identify strategies to help select the right patients to treat in the clinic with the company’s science. The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular and cellular biology, with an emphasis on cancer biology.  This team has the ability to train you as well as you further develop your industry career so don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn hands-on from a great team.  If this exciting option interests you reach out to Kelley Potter on the HireMinds team today to learn more and apply. 

You’ll Be Responsible For:

•    Contribute to the translational research team helping us make novel discoveries to advance our pipeline assets.
•    Deliver high-quality data to enable the identification of novel predictive and pharmacodynamic biomarkers and understanding the mechanism of action of our small molecule inhibitors. 
•    Perform a wide variety of cellular and molecular techniques in addition to development of novel assays regarding DNA damage repair-related techniques. 
•    Work closely with peers in the analysis and interpretation of results to help advance our scientific priorities
•    Work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary team of researchers from discovery, translational, and clinical functions. 
•    Presenting findings to team and management when called upon with clear communication and ability to report key data points.

You’ll Bring With You: 

•    BS/MS in molecular or cellular biology 1-5 years experience in translational biology with oncology focus preferred. 
•    Extensive experience in cell culture techniques with cancer cell lines, including multi-well assays to evaluate viability and molecular endpoints. 
•    Experience with assay development including: western blotting, qPCR, immuno-precipitation, and hands-on experience with CRISPR, RNAi, and small molecule inhibitor treatment of cancer cell lines.
•    Experience with DNA damage repair-related techniques and assays is a plus
•    Ability to capture and analyze data with clear communication across the organization to peers and supervisors. 
•    Ability to adapt to a variety of program demands on various project as called upon.
•    Eager attitude with ability to immerse and learn from peers and the courage to say, “I don’t know” and to ask for help from peers and manager when needed.