Screening / Automation Research Associate, Drug Discovery

Boston, MA, USA

Dewpoint Therapeutics is building a highly collaborative team to harness the power of biomolecular condensates. Together, we are leveraging a transformative shift in the understanding of cellular biology to discover and advance breakthrough therapeutics for the toughest diseases.

We are looking for a creative, energetic individual to join our team as a screening and automation Research Associate, supporting high throughput assays and instrumentation for multiple disease areas.  The successful candidate will be highly skilled in the preparation of reagents, setup, validation and troubleshooting of laboratory automation, and execution of high-throughput screens.  Expertise in the analysis of high throughput data and/or cellular imaging data is a plus.

In this position you’ll be part of an energizing and supportive startup culture engaged in continuous learning, and part of an exceptional international team. This role is based at our site in Boston's Seaport district. Dewpoint offers competitive salary and benefits.

In this position you will….

  • Collaborate with disease area and technology experts to drive condensate drug discovery projects
  • Perform independent execution of automated in vitro assays in addition to instrumentation support activities
  • Program, validate, and troubleshoot laboratory instrumentation such as liquid handlers, plate readers, plate handling devices, and cell-based imaging systems
  • Train and support scientist users of instrumentation

To do this you will need….

  • B.S. in biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology or a related subject
  • 3-5 years of experience in high throughput screening and/or high-content cellular screens. Experience with high content cellular imaging analysis is a plus.
  • Experienced in programming and troubleshooting laboratory robotics such as Hamilton, Beckman, Agilent, or Tecan liquid handlers
  • Skilled in the use of desktop data processing and visualization software such as GraphPad Prism, Spotfire, KNIME, or R
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to balance multiple objectives
  • Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, the shared language of our multicultural team

 

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