Randstad Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Scientist

job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$40 - $47.17 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, February 6, 2019

  • experience:7 Years

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:27718

job description

Research Scientist

job summary:

  • Independently use appropriate experimental design to accomplish an assigned series of interconnected experiments to address specific research questions or to implement new methodologies.

  • Independently operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.

  • Troubleshooting and solving problems with biochemical/biophysical experiments with minimal supervision.

location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

job type: Contract

salary: $40.00 - 47.17 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


  • Perform a wide variety of technical procedures and operate a wide variety of lab instrumentation/computer platforms.

  • Assist in developing methods to improve existing techniques and/or efficiencies.

  • Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summaries).

  • Effectively analyze and summarize experimental plans and outcomes.

  • Correctly interpret data.

  • Write and maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.

  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses for distribution and/or presentation to project teams and for inclusion in project reports.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • PhD in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 2 years industry experience (may include post doctoral experience), or a MS with a minimum of 4 years industry experience, or a BS with a minimum of 6 years industry experience.

  • Knowledge and skills in chemistry and biochemistry (e.g. medicinal chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, protein chemistry, protein expression).

  • Training and experience in Design of Experiments and other statistical methodologies.

  • Current knowledge in vaccine literature and basic science related to vaccine development.

  • Strong math skills required. Working knowledge of statistical models for DOE, and familiarity with JMP is highly desirable.

  • Remain well versed in regulatory requirements to assure appropriate design and execution of vaccine manufacture and toxicology studies via services of CMO and CROs.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Well organized and detail oriented, able to effectively prioritize, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.

  • Good time and project management skills, ability to oversee several projects simultaneously.

  • Comply with Company safety practices and standard operating procedures.

  • Exhibit and promote Company Core Competencies.

  • Experience with modern protein analytical techniques is beneficial (chromatography, light scattering methodologies, fluorescence spectroscopy, FTIR, LC-MS, etc.).

  • Maintain familiarity with applicable current scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within her/his scientific discipline.

  • Investigate and aid in development of new methods and technologies for project advancement.

  • Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, train new technicians, and help solve problems with instrument operation.

skills: Assay Method

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