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Research Associate-3704

Boston, Massachusetts, United States Date posted 10/28/2021 Job ID 76951BR

As part of Parexel Consulting, you will create and maximize value for clients throughout the product lifecycle. You will be a strategic guide in getting products to market faster, smarter – and keeping them there –your scientific, technical, regulatory, and/or commercial expertise will put best practice standards to work for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies large and small.

In return, you will be provided with interesting opportunities for growth and development and exposed to a variety of challenging assignments, product types, geographic regions, and therapeutic areas. Plus, as member of Parexel Consulting, you will enjoy all the advantages of working remotely, combined with access to the mentorship from a team of highly experienced regulatory professionals at the height of their careers. Join our team, and you will design solutions for the complexities of an ever-changing global marketplace.

Success Profile

Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Detail-Oriented
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Results-Driven
  • Organized
  • Multi-Tasker
  • "When submitting major market applications, it’s key to ensure that the technical integrity of all data meets regulated requirement standards. Parexel makes this possible with a diverse team of seasoned professionals who care about getting important medicines to patients. This is Regulatory Operations at its best."

    Chris – Associate Director, Regulatory & Access
  • "In this role, I have had the unique opportunity to work with regulatory experts who are not only some of the most distinguished in their field, but are also some of the most compassionate people I know. I’ve been able to grow so much professionally by standing on the shoulders of giants!"

    Riley – Regulatory Affairs Consultant

Rewards

  • Global Impact

    We are one truly global team working together to propel each client´s journey ahead faster.

  • Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office.

  • Collaboration

    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Freedom

    The ability to innovate, ask “what if” and try new solutions without fear of failure.

  • Variety

    Opportunities to work on multiple accounts – never boring!

  • Management

    Strong management with depth of experience working for global health authorities.

Responsibilities

Execupharm/Parexel FSP is looking for a Research Associate to work on assignment at Mitsubishi Tanabe's Boston Ma site.
ongoing assignment
salary, full benefits, 401K, 144 hours PTO/year + 7 holidays

This role may be subject to government and/or customer requirements regarding vaccination against COVID-19 that are more stringent than Parexel policy. Accordingly, successful applicants may need to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.




The In-Vitro Research Associate is responsible for all aspects of conducting scientific studies using standard to advanced in vitro techniques of molecular and cellular biology or electrophysiology at the NeuroDiscovery Laboratory.

Primary Duties:
  • With minimal guidance,conducts and troubleshoots experiments according to established study protocols.
  • Keeps up to date with relevant scientific and technical development.
  • Organizes and maintains experimental records.
  • Records experimental data in lab notebooks and reports findings to appropriate individuals.
  • Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.
  • With minimal guidance, analyzes data including statistics and interprets results.
  • Participates and presents data and findings in group meetings and research seminars.
  • Maintains clear and effective communication with director and other colleagues.
  • Using independent discretion on how to reach desired outcome, performs one or more of the following:
  • Conducts and designs in vitro cell-based assays for Central Nervous System target identification and validation.
  • Establishes functional cell-based assays as needed.
  • Proactively helps to improve daily laboratory activities such as cell culture, immunofluorescence, electrophysiology, quantitative immunoassays, and other standard biologic laboratory techniques.
  • Learns to lead scientific projects including planning, execution and adhering to timelines.
  • Performs general laboratory housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Responsibility for laboratory efficiency, compliance and cleanliness.
  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and internal guidelines.
  • Supports researcher with presentations, preparing of figures and writing for scientific manuscripts.
  • Supports Laboratory maintenance including inventory, equipment and reagent preparation.
  • Keeps laboratory supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders and verifying receipt.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Completes training assigned by Client and/or EP, as necessary, including general training requirements, SOPs, system, and process related training.
  • Adhere to EP and Client SOPs and processes.


Skills and Education:
  • Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences (BS) is required. Master’s in Science (MS) is a plus.
    • Any experience or educational emphasis in neuroscience, cellular and molecular biology and electrophysiology is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience for BS-level candidates,2 years of related experience for candidates with MS degree.
  • Experience conducting a wide variety of basic to complex experimental procedures preferred
  • Knowledge and Skills:
    • Ability to independently design, document and execute experiments.
    • In-depth knowledge of standard molecular biology, especially neuroscience or stem cell research
    • Ability to independently analyze and present data to scientific team.
    • Excellent record keeping, attention to detail and communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with others in a team laboratory and office environment.
    • Ability to change tasks quickly and still maintain attention.
    • Thorough knowledge of MS Office products.
  • Workweeks exceeding 40 hours are required, as necessary.
  • Required to travel occasionally to meetings and tradeshows.

Qualifications

Execupharm/Parexel FSP is looking for a Research Associate to work on assignment at Mitsubishi Tanabe's Boston, Ma site.

onsite assignment

salary, full benefits, 401K, 144 hours PTO/year + 7 holidays

This role may be subject to government and/or customer requirements regarding vaccination against COVID-19 that are more stringent than Parexel policy. Accordingly, successful applicants may need to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.

The In-Vitro Research Associate is responsible for all aspects of conducting scientific studies using standard to advanced in vitro techniques of molecular and cellular biology or electrophysiology at the NeuroDiscovery Laboratory.


Primary Duties:
  • With minimal guidance,conducts and troubleshoots experiments according to established study protocols.
  • Keeps up to date with relevant scientific and technical development.
  • Organizes and maintains experimental records.
  • Records experimental data in lab notebooks and reports findings to appropriate individuals.
  • Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.
  • With minimal guidance, analyzes data including statistics and interprets results.
  • Participates and presents data and findings in group meetings and research seminars.
  • Maintains clear and effective communication with director and other colleagues.
  • Using independent discretion on how to reach desired outcome, performs one or more of the following:
  • Conducts and designs in vitro cell-based assays for Central Nervous System target identification and validation.
  • Establishes functional cell-based assays as needed.
  • Proactively helps to improve daily laboratory activities such as cell culture, immunofluorescence, electrophysiology, quantitative immunoassays, and other standard biologic laboratory techniques.
  • Learns to lead scientific projects including planning, execution and adhering to timelines.
  • Performs general laboratory housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Responsibility for laboratory efficiency, compliance and cleanliness.
  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and internal guidelines.
  • Supports researcher with presentations, preparing of figures and writing for scientific manuscripts.
  • Supports Laboratory maintenance including inventory, equipment and reagent preparation.
  • Keeps laboratory supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders and verifying receipt.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Completes training assigned by Client and/or EP, as necessary, including general training requirements, SOPs, system, and process related training.
  • Adhere to EP and Client SOPs and processes.




Skills and Education:
  • Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences (BS) is required. Master’s in Science (MS) is a plus.
    • Any experience or educational emphasis in neuroscience, cellular and molecular biology and electrophysiology is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience for BS-level candidates,2 years of related experience for candidates with MS degree.
  • Experience conducting a wide variety of basic to complex experimental procedures preferred
  • Knowledge and Skills:
    • Ability to independently design, document and execute experiments.
    • In-depth knowledge of standard molecular biology, especially neuroscience or stem cell research
    • Ability to independently analyze and present data to scientific team.
    • Excellent record keeping, attention to detail and communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with others in a team laboratory and office environment.
    • Ability to change tasks quickly and still maintain attention.
    • Thorough knowledge of MS Office products.
  • Workweeks exceeding 40 hours are required, as necessary.
  • Required to travel occasionally to meetings and tradeshows.

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