Client Overview
 We are a leading mRNA therapeutics company developing a new class of potentially transformative medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene dysfunction. Using our proprietary mRNA therapeutic platform (MRT), we create mRNA that encodes functional proteins. Our mRNA is delivered to the target cell where the cell’s own machinery recognizes it and translates it, restoring or augmenting protein function to treat or prevent disease.

At Translate Bio, we’re also passionate about our five core values: Put People First, Be Approachable, Act as One, Be Tenacious, and Be Bold. These values embody our culture and underscore our mission to bring mRNA therapeutics to all.

Job Summary
The Associate Scientist, Bioanalytical (BA) reports to the Director, Bioanalytical and is an integral part of the Translational Sciences group.  This position offers will work closely with various functions throughout the company and impact research, development and clinical programs. The primary responsibility of this role is to perform innovative assay development and sample analysis internally and manage outsourced work to support Research, Non-Clinical, and Clinical Development programs for a variety of therapeutic indications.  This position also offers opportunities to learn and perform innovative assay development and sample analysis internally and/or externally.

Job Responsibilities
  • Perform (hands-on) and/or manage bioanalytical assay method development, characterization, and outsourcing of highly complex bioanalytical methods (e.g. mRNA, proteins, lipids, and ADA)
  • Troubleshooting of assays and related instrumentation, to facilitate transition of assays from discovery into early development, clinical trials and with external partners
  • Broad knowledge of drug discovery and development with the ability to apply independent judgement and direction in design, execution, and interpretation of experiments
  • Schedule and execute technical work (internal/external), analyze data, and generate reports if needed
  • Help to identify and track critical reagent generation and procurement for all assay development/validation efforts
  • Monitor generation of bioanalytical and immunogenicity data at third-party labs, compile, and disseminate data to appropriate Translate Bio personnel
  • Willing to assume additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Work well cross-functionally in a matrix environment
Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years of relevant experience in a biological or related discipline e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Science
  • Experience in biotech/life science industry supporting complex workflows is desirable
  • Possess a good understanding of basic laboratory techniques and problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on experience and broad knowledge of bioanalytical/bioassay method development using different platforms (i.e., ELISA, PCR, MSD, ADA, Cell-based, enzymatic and immunocytochemical assays, etc.) is required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to cultivate and maintain effective business partner relationships
  • Thrives working in a collaborative, team environment
Translate Bio is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.
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