Company 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
Translate Bio is developing mRNA therapies to transform the lives of patients suffering from severe diseases with high, unmet clinical needs, as well as infectious diseases such as Influenza and SARS-CoV-2.  We are seeking a highly motivated and scientifically rigorous individual to lead from the bench as a Scientist reporting to the Assay Development Team.  The position will focus on protein-based bioassay development and implementation to support platform, program and vaccine targets.  The position will be highly collaborative and give the successful candidate a broad range of experience across functions within the organization.

Job Responsibilities
  • Lab-based position
  • Support platform, program and vaccine development by independently designing and developing analytical methods for protein detection and quantification including ELISA, western blot, qPCR, MSD, SPR, enzyme activity assays, etc.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally as part of program and platform project teams in order to bring development candidates from proof of concept to IND application
  • Manage relationships with external vendors to generate and scale up critical reagents such as monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, stable cell lines, etc.
  • Serve as technical SME for method transfer and validation, including preparation of technical reports and presentations for clear communication of scientific findings, participation in teleconferences to support tech transfer, and maintenance of relationships with external vendors
  • Preparation of technical reports and presentations for clear communication of scientific findings, participation in teleconferences to support tech transfer, and maintenance of relationships with external vendors

Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Ph.D in a related field (e.g. cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical or biomedical engineering, biotechnology) with 0-5 years of pharmaceutical/biotech experience or BS/MS with 10 years experience
  • Desire to work in a team-first, fast-paced environment, learn new skills, and to efficiently solve problems
  • Attention to detail & meticulous record keeping

Preferred experience and skills

  • Protein analytical methods including: tissue preparation, western blot, immunoassays (ELISA, MSD), enzyme kinetics, HPLC,  protein overexpression & purification
  • Tissue culture: mammalian or primary cell culture, cell line maintenance, transfection optimization, sample prep
Translate Bio is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.
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