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Job Type: Research

Posting date:  October  19, 2021

Senior Research Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Perform non-routine and semi-complex research in the lab as a Research Associate in support of Expansion Therapeutic’s structural biology and biophysics research

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Synthesize and purify stably isotope labeled RNA constructs in quantities suitable for NMR structural studies

  • Prepare small molecule/RNA complex samples suitable for NMR characterization and structural studies

  • Collect 1 and 2-D NMR spectra on locally available instrumentation

  • Coordinate time sensitive sample delivery to CROs for high field NMR studies

  • Measure small molecule/RNA binding using biophysical methods (i.e., BLI, SPR, MST etc.)

  • Clearly document experimental efforts and results by both oral presentation and written reports

RNA Biochemistry/Structural Biology

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S.  in chemistry, biochemistry or related field. 

  • Minimum additional one year research experience working in and industrial or academic environment

  • Previous experience working with RNA

  • Operational competence in operating Bruker NMR spectrometers

  • Familiarity with standard lab instrumentation, computers, and software

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to process and interpret experimental data

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Experience with in vitro binding assays and biophysical techniques is a plus

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States​

Expansion Therapeutics fosters an inclusive company culture that values diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected categories.

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Boston, MA

Jupiter, FL