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Associate Scientist

Cambridge, MA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

2+ years of experience in industrial analytical laboratories supporting characterization of protein therapeutics (protein testing, protein categorization)
Advanced technical expertise in bioanalytical and physicochemical methodologies used to characterize protein therapeutics (e.g., HPLC, UPLC, and electrophoresis)
Experience in liquid chromatography in application to monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins, including IC, SEC, CEX, RP
Previous experience in mass spectrometry based methods will be a plus

Day to Day Responsibilities:    

Analyze protein products with advanced analytical methods including chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy techniques for in-process testing, product and process characterization and comparability testing for late-stage protein pharmaceuticals

Contribute to development, optimization and troubleshooting of analytical methods, participate in qualification, transfer and validation experiments

Other duties include data analyses, maintenance of electronic notebook records of experimental data, participation in authoring of technical protocols and reports, and presentation of results in internal meetings


To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision. With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data and/or Ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations. 

Responsibilities include: 

Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision 
Plans, monitors or conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data 
Effectively transfers experimental methods from literature to the lab and makes modifications as necessary 
Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review 
Engages coworkers in scientific discussions 
Communicates data and interpretation to work group 
Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data 
Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques 
Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties 
Contributes to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents 
Participates in department-wide support efforts such as safety, recruiting and committees 
May train staff and/or supervise others 
Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task 
Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments


degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry 
experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment


MS in Biochemistry or Biophysics or closely related field
Bachelors' degree & 2 YOE

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"


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