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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Vitro Pharmacology at Decibel Therapeutics
Boston, MA, US
Position Overview & Responsibilities:

As the Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, you will be expected to work equally well in self-starting mode as well as a member of a matrixed team within Decibel. Your initial focus will be to develop, implement and execute appropriate in vitro assays required for the advancement of both specific high priority projects as well as Decibel’s inner ear platform. As one of the key early hires for the company, you will work in close collaboration with the management team and scientists to ensure that our pre-clinical programs and technology platform are based on solid scientific foundations, accurate feasibility assessments, and grounded in realistic, corporate aligned goals.

Requirements:

BS or MS in pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, molecular and/or cellular biology
At least 5-10 years of relevant industry experience with in vitro cell-based or biochemical assays.
Demonstrated experience in plate based assays (fluorescence, luminescence, FRET, FP, high content imaging, label-free technologies, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in designing and developing physiological relevant cellular model systems for functional profiling of small molecule compounds and/or biologics.
Demonstrated experience with assay development and data analysis
Strong experimental background and bring a rigorous, analytical approach to problem solving
Ability to function equally well in self-starter mode as well as a member of a matrixed team
Maintain accurate documentation of experiments
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Independently design, execute, troubleshoot, and interpret biological experiments in support of program objectives
Familiarity with regenerative medicine strategies
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Interact and communicate results and conclusions within the biology/pharmacology group
Review the scientific literature to remain abreast of developments in relevant fields