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Senior Research Associate, Analytical Development - Cell Therapy

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2023

Job Description

General Summary:

Vertex Cell and Genetic Therapies (VCGT) is seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join our Analytical Development, Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) team. The ideal candidate enjoys teamwork, is enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful applicant will execute and develop a variety of analytical assays for our cell therapy program. The position will be based in Boston, MA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read, understand and execute technical instructions (e.g., protocols, test methods, SOPs, policies)
  • Perform a variety of cell biology and molecular biology assays (e.g., cell counting, ELISA, cell-based potency assay, ddPCR)
  • Perform data analysis (e.g., graphing and data reduction, basic statistics) and document result
  • Support basic lab equipment maintenance and basic lab operations (e.g., solution preparation, re-ordering of reagents and consumables)
  • Deliver technical presentations at group meetings, posters at internal forums etc.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Prior experience working in Biosafety Level 2 laboratories.
  • Proficient in cell biology techniques, including working in biosafety cabinet, aseptic technique, passaging and maintaining cell culture (e.g., cell line, primary cell and iPSC cell).
  • Experience with a variety of biology lab equipment e.g., multi-channel pipettes, centrifuge, microscope, plate reader
  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attend to details, critical thinking skills

Education and Experience:

  • Masters Degree (or equivalent degree) and 0-2 years of relevant employment experience, or
  • Bachelors Degree (or equivalent degree) and 4+ years of relevant employment experience

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at