Senior Research Associate – Biology

We are currently seeking a Senior Research Associate in Biology to work onsite with our agile team in our Boston Seaport office/lab.
About Psivant Therapeutics
Psivant Therapeutics is accelerating drug discovery and creating better therapeutics through a computation-first molecular design paradigm that leverages best-in-class methods and technologies arising from decades of research and innovation. We have assembled a diverse team with extensive experience across research disciplines ranging from physics and computer science to chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and structural biology. This continuum of complementary skills is essential for driving our scientific vision and bringing meaningful therapeutics to patients in need. We are patient-inspired, perseverant, synergistic, supportive, intrepid, and inclusive. If you are inspired to bring better medicines to patients within a collaborative organization that combines advanced computation with drug discovery, then Psivant could be the right place for you.
Here are Psivant – we are a lean, high performing team. We want individuals who are both smart and collaborative– who want to get things done. We push boundaries for growth in both ourselves and our science. We look for people who thrive in high-paced, nimble, early-stage biotech environments
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Job Responsibilities

  • Design, and independently perform biochemical and cell-based experiments
  • Critically analyze, interpret, and present data to the team
  • Collaborate with senior researcher(s) to develop, optimize, validate, and automate cellular assays to characterize small molecules inhibitors for hit-finding, hit-to-lead, and lead-optimization
  • Communicate ideas and results to internal and external parties in verbal, written, and presentation formats
  • Establish cellular models of disease and execute assays to evaluate drug activity and mechanism of action

Key Responsibilities

  • B.S. with 4+ years’ wet lab experience or M.S. with 2+ years’ wet lab experience in biotech/pharmaceutical research in biology or related fields, with an emphasis on either immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, or molecular biology
  • Demonstrated experience with mammalian cell culture assays and cell engineering
  • Expertise with a variety of laboratory techniques such as ELISA, HTRF, western blots, immunofluorescence, qPCR, gene expression, reporter cell assays, small molecules screening,
  • Strong ability to analyze and communicate complex data in a clear and concise manner
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Additional Experience of Interest

  • Experience with biochemical assays, SPR, FACS, generation of engineered cell lines, and liquid handling automation
  • Experience with molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, and protein characterization