Senior Research Associate - Cell Based Assays

Medford, Massachusetts

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Senior Research Associate Cell-Based Assays

Absorption Systems - Boston , located in Medford, MA, is looking to hire a full-time Senior Research Associate - Cell-Based Assays. Are you an innovative scientist who has experience with aseptic technique, mammalian cell culture, and assay development and validation? Do you want to work for an established and respected company that will provide you with opportunities to advance your career in pharmaceutical research and cell & gene therapy? If so, please read on!

This Senior Research Associate - Cell-Based Assays position earns a competitive salary, depending on experience. We also offer a full suite of benefits to choose from, including medical, dental, vision, a health reimbursement account funded by the employer, a healthcare & dependent flexible spending account (FSA), a 401(k) plan, 100%-employer-paid voluntary life/AD&D insurance, and profit-sharing. If this sounds like the right opportunity in pharmaceutical research and cell & gene therapy for you, apply today!


Founded in 1996, we are the parent company of Absorption Systems and have facilities in Exton, PA; San Diego, CA; and Boston, MA to serve customers throughout the world. We assist pharmaceutical and medical device companies in identifying and overcoming absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity (ADMET) barriers in the development of drugs, biologics, and medical devices. We go deep into each of those areas, offering in vitro, in situ, and in vivo models to assess the properties in question. Our mission is to continually develop innovative research tools that can be used to accurately predict human outcomes or to explain unanticipated human outcomes when they occur.

Alongside our enthusiasm for science and research, we have a passion to see each and every one of our employees grow and succeed both personally and professionally. Our company is unique in the fact that there is freedom for autonomy to execute and the ability for each employee to grow in directions that align their individual aspirations with company growth. We care about our work community and offer a variety of benefits, allowing employees the opportunity to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs.


As a Senior Research Associate - Cell-Based Assays, you work as part of a team in a lab environment to complete client-driven projects. With attention to accuracy and timeliness, you lead the technical aspects of the development and validation of new assays and provide technical assistance to assigned research staff and training to other research associates. Following established SOPs under RUO/GLP/cGMP conditions, you perform sample analyses. You also write standard operating procedures (SOPs), validation protocols, and reports as well as assay batch records and sample inventory. Your job is highly collaborative as you communicate regularly with other scientists, the study director, other project staff, and external clients. You find your job fascinating and get great satisfaction out of being on the frontlines of our innovative research for the benefit of patients throughout the world!


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field with 3-5+ years of industry experience
  • Strong experience with cell-based assays such as Potency and Nab testing required
  • Experience with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture, assay development, and validation is required
  • Experience with FLOW Cytometry, ELISA, ELISpot, and western blots is highly desired
  • Knowledge of GLP and cGMP regulations are desired
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel (formulas, graphs, and charts), and PowerPoint
  • Leadership ability

** This position may require night and weekend availability.

Are you detail-oriented with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and work as part of a team to complete projects? Do you have strong communication skills, both written and verbal? Can you work without supervision in a team environment? If this sounds like you, then you might just be perfect for this Senior Research Associate - Cell-Based Assays position!


We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this pharmaceutical and medical research job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Absorption Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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