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4 Nov 2020

Temporary Associate Research Scientist (20-17356)

Axelon Services Corporation – Posted by iris.chen@axelon.com Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Histology/Translational Medicine Contractor

The new research site in Cambridge’s Kendall Square will position our scientific team in the heart of a vibrant ecosystem of world-class science, innovation and business opportunities. Our scientists will focus on Client targets and pathways for tumors that are refractory to current Immuno-Oncology therapies. These are significant challenges that will require innovative solutions from the biopharma, biotech and academic communities.

Roles and Responsibilities:
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic associate to join our Histology/IHC team in the Translational Medicine group. This contract position will involve handling highly valuable clinical specimens from our external collaborators as well as tracking tissue blocks/slides in a laboratory inventory management system (LIMS). The candidate will be aiding in organizing and labeling blocks and slides as they are sent to or received by CROs and collaborators. Another task will involve digitally scanning stained slides, and organizing resulting images in our current database.

The ideal candidate would have experience and/or knowledge in any of these methods and techniques:
• Basic knowledge of Biology, some knowledge of basic histological techniques a plus
• Safe handling of hazardous solutions and solvents
• Sample tracking software tools (LIMS)
• Ordering reagents/lab necessities through the Ariba system

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for an entry-level scientist to gain valuable experience and insight in the immuno-oncology/histology space and will work closely with top scientists and engineers in their field.

Qualifications / Essential Skills and Requirements
• BS/MS in Biology, Molecular Biology or related field with 0-2 years of laboratory experience
• A self-starter, who is/can become technically proficient in a diverse set of techniques and assays with a focus on quality and speed, and will meticulously follow internal SOPs
• Must be highly adaptive to changing timelines and goals
• Must be an excellent multitasker with an ability to be level-headed in a fast paced lab setting
• Team-oriented and comfortable working in a highly dynamic matrix environment
• Good basic lab skills required (pipetting, balances, etc.)
• Advanced skills in Excel and statistical/visualization software is a plus
• Prior experience working with patient samples (i.e. FFPE tissue, Fresh Frozen tissue) or working in a CLIA/GCLP environment is a plus
• Must be comfortable and able to work with human derived samples and potentially biohazardous/infectious material, as well as various chemicals and solvents and melted paraffin

How to Apply

Please send your updated resume to iris.chen@axelon.com

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 63 days.

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