Research and Development Associate II

 Cambridge, MA

job summary:

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

job type: Contract

salary: $35.80 - 42.12 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


This role requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to a valid medical or religious accommodation.

This position is a contract scientist (Associate Scientist II/III level) in the gene therapy accelerator unit (GTxAU). This individual will contribute to the understanding, development, and advancement of gene therapies targeting various forms of vision loss.

  • Perform standard molecular biology techniques including: molecular cloning, nucleic acid isolation, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, transient transfection, qPCR/ddPCR, protein expression assays.
  • Assist in lab management tasks such as material inventory, ordering and equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain impeccable records from raw data including data books and computer-generated data files, quantitative analysis of data, laboratory protocols, and summary reports.



  • B.S. in biology, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, or related discipline
  • 2+ years experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry research lab
  • Ability to work collaboratively on cross-functional teams and projects
  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal skills


  • Familiarity with tissue processing, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, microscopy, qPCR, and molecular cloning methods.
  • Prior experience with AAV vectors or cell-based retinal models highly preferred.

skills: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, SOP, Cell Cultures

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