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Associate Scientist

The Associate Scientist will contribute to all aspects of research and development of Alcresta’s medical device products.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the development of new protein based therapeutics.
  • Creative thinking to contribute to new product and research teams.
  • Characterization and optimization of existing products.
  • Development of analytical methods and enzymatic assays.
  • Execute plate-based assays, HPLC analyses, GC, titration assays, viscometry, enzyme immobilization, microscopy and product specific use tests.
  • Perform product release and performance testing as needed.
  • Manage relationships with CROs for external testing as needed.
  • Identify and implement new technologies as required.
  • Cross functional collaboration with manufacturing, engineering, marketing and quality groups.
  • Write test methods and document results in technical reports.
  • Train analysts to perform laboratory procedures and assays.
  • Evaluate new technologies and methods to make recommendations regarding their use.
  • Communicate data and results in cross functional project team meetings.
  • Technical troubleshooting as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • M.S. in biochemistry, biotechnology, enzymology, chemistry or equivalent, preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in biotechnology required.

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Highly motivated, flexible and enjoy working in a team-based environment with a strong interest in contributing to the research and development of new products.
  • Experience with SolidWorks, 3D printing is desired.
  • Ability to work independently and to concisely summarize and present results.
  • Strong team player, results-oriented, willingness to work in a start-up environment, including a “roll-up-the-sleeves” attitude to perform diverse tasks necessary (and multi-tasking) to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated technical experience in biochemistry or chemistry is required.
  • Prior experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical device industries is a plus.
  • Experience working with food products is a plus.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and technical writing skills.
  • Self-motivated and organized.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • <5% travel.
  • Candidates must be able to successfully pass background and drug screen investigations.
  • Location - Waltham, Massachusetts.