Contract Research Associate – Biology at Constellation Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA, US
Key Responsibilities:
The Biology Department is seeking a contract Research Associate to conduct oncology target validation in a highly collaborative, goal-oriented team environment. The position requires excellent time management skills and hands-on experience with commonly used techniques in molecular and cell biology.

Qualifications and Required Experience:

S./M.S. degree in life sciences with at least 1 year of relevant research experience in an academic or industrial setting. Experience in cancer biology and/or chromatin biology is a plus.
The candidate will be expected to conduct hands-on laboratory work to generate and analyze data. You will be responsible for designing and executing cell-based phenotypic and mechanism of action studies using a variety of assay platforms.
Strong communication and organization skills, keeping good scientific records, and giving updates at team meetings are required.
Detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
Flexibility and willingness to work across diverse areas, ability to develop and evaluate novel assays for a wide variety of biological/phenotypic endpoints and to support general research activities within the group.
Key Skills required:

Mammalian cell culture experience with tumor cell lines or primary cultures, including assessment of proliferation in 2D and 3D culture, cell cycle progression and apoptosis.
In depth knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques including transfection (cDNA, siRNA, shRNA and/or CRISPRs), retro/lentiviral production and transduction, quantitative PCR, cloning/mutagenesis, and protein analysis – immunoprecipitation, SDS-PAGE/Western blots.
Good working knowledge of MS office, data analysis and graphing software
*This is a 3-4 month contract position*