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Research Assistant/Associate in Cell Biology

Twentyeight-Seven is looking for a full-time Research Associate to join our growing Biology team. This individual will utilize their strong lab-based technical expertise to support the company’s primary drug discovery efforts. We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package for an individual with the following qualifications and experience:

Responsibilities

  • In this lab-based position, generate data to support biology efforts and strategic direction for our flagship program and pipeline
  • Perform characterization of in vitro cancer cell lines and in vivo study samples
  • Develop and implement protocols for 2D and 3D cell-based phenotypic read-outs
  • Apply molecular biology techniques including qPCR, multiplexed expression analysis, Western blot, and ELISA, to quantify mRNA/miRNA and protein levels
  • Perform target validation and mechanism of action studies using gene editing techniques (CRISPR/siRNA/shRNA) and treatment with small molecules
  • Participate in and present results at internal group meetings

Qualifications

  • B.S./M.S. in cell biology or related field with at least two years of experience in pharma/industry or academic translational research
  • Strong understanding of cancer biology and/or RNA-dependent regulatory mechanisms
  • Excellent technique with mammalian cell culture and familiarity with cancer biology cell-based assays
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic team player with ability to work among cross-functional disciplines
  • Motivated, independent self-starter comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment
  • Immunology, immune-oncology, and/or bioinformatics experience also a plus