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Research Associate _ Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Type
13 Sep 2020

Research Associate _ CAMBRIDGE, MA

  • Duration = One year from start date, with expected 1-year extension
  • Typical Daily Work Hours = Mon-Fri, 40 hours/week, 8am to 5pm (with some flexibility in daily start/end times) - will have some long and some short days
  • Weekend & OT work = Very rare and not expected, but candidates should be open to it if needed 100% onsite work. (lab-based position, so no remote even during COVID)

Summary: This opening is for a research associate position within the Biochemistry group of a pharmaceutical company in Cambridge, MA. The role would focus on protein expression and purification. The candidate will be responsible for supporting insect cell culture maintenance, protein expression, purification, and assay development. Position Responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for maintenance of an insect cell line.
  • Assist in experimental design and execution.
  • Expected to express recombinant proteins in an insect cell line.
  • May need to make buffers for purifications.
  • Run FPLC and other chromatography for purification.
  • Characterize purified proteins.
  • Document work in electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Write and revise SOPs.
  • Track supply uses and order supplies as needed.


  • Degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field.
  • Candidates need basic laboratory skills, such as: pipette usage, SDS-PAGE, and western blots.
  • Familiarity with aseptic technique.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal presentations, are required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and GraphPad for figure generation.
  • Needs to be self-motivated with good time management skills.
  • ****MOST IMPORTANT: Preference for a candidate with hands-on insect or mammalian cell culture experience. - Candidates with this experience will be given priority. It's OK if this experience is academic for recent grad, as well as non-industry experience. ***

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. You can email with questions. Why Kelly?

  • As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:
  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies
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  • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center
  • Weekly pay and service bonus plans
  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

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  • Job Reference: 173885329-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Kelly Scientific Resources
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent