Sr RA / Associate Scientist, Drug Discovery

Our innovative small molecule client in Boston has a drug development platform that addresses a variety of disease areas. As they continue unlocking even more therapeutic range in their discovery efforts, you could be the autonomous Senior RA or Associate Scientist who plays a critical role in getting their newest program off to a great start!

At the heart of this position is primary cell culture and isolation, an understanding of how lab scale work translates to the scale of automation, and novel assay development to support exploratory efforts in the autoimmune space. If you're ready for your next step in your career in the biopharma industry and meet the qualifications, contact us today to learn more about this opportunity.


  • Routine primary cell culture
  • Cell isolation, culture, differentiation
  • Functional assays
  • Troubleshooting experimental design/assay optimization
  • Novel biochemical assay development
  • Endpoint/report gene assay execution
  • Molecular biology techniques
  • Generating/analyzing data in order to have a meaningful impact on the direction of the company’s discovery programs


  • BS or MS in Biology or related field
  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience in a Drug Discovery setting
  • Hands-on cell biology and cell culture skills (immortalized and primary) as well as proficiency with standard molecular techniques (ELISA, qPCR, western blot, etc)
  • Demonstrated abilities in developing, optimizing and implementing cell-based assays using a variety of readouts
  • Experience with a broad range of measures including reporter gene assays, HiBit, NanoBRET and MSD/AlphaLISA preferable
  • Experience with liquid handling/robotics ideal

Apply today via HireMinds to learn more about what your future would look like with this fantastic team.

Must be authorized to work in the US indefinitely to be considered and must be commutable to the Boston area or able to relocate with limited assistance. 
All resumes will be kept strictly confidential until you choose to pursue a specific opportunity with one of our clients.