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Research Assistant

Cambridge Competitive p/h Contract

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with laboratory experiments to support preclinical drug discovery projects under the guidance of senior scientists.
  • Perform routine laboratory tasks including cell culture maintenance, reagent preparation, and equipment maintenance.
  • Conduct basic cellular and molecular biology assays such as cell viability assays, ELISA, and PCR.
  • Learn and apply various laboratory techniques and protocols to support project objectives.
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental procedures and results in laboratory notebooks.
  • Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot experiments and optimize protocols as needed.
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to scientific discussions and project updates.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or a related field.
  • Previous laboratory experience through coursework, internships, or research projects is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of molecular biology and cellular biology principles.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow laboratory protocols and safety procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to learn from and collaborate with team members.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Enthusiasm for scientific research and drug discovery with a desire to contribute to meaningful projects.
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