Research Associate, Formulations

Location: Medford, Massachusetts Salary: competitive
Sector: Pharma & Biotech, R&D, R&D Type: Contract

A flourishing Research and Development company based in the Greater Boston Area is actively seeking a highly-motivated Research Associate to join their Formulations Team. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the company's R&D Team to ultimately develop a cell-free bioprocessing platform. Exceptional technical, organizational, and collaborative skills as well as an intrinsic motivation to excel is are essential.


- Design, prepare, purify and analyze mRNA formulations

- Manage lab supplies such as chemicals and glassware

- Present written and oral summaries of results


- B.S. or M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, or related field

- Proven expertise in designing and developing LNP formulations (micelles, liposomes, nanoparticles, emulsions is a plus)

- Hands-on experience in using Nanoassemblr is a plus

- Experience in the purification of mRNA formulations (Tangential flow filtration)

- Background in formulation analytics (DLS, zeta potential, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry)

- Expertise in the handling of RNA as well as understanding of RNA-related analytics (RiboGreen assay, gel electrophoresis)

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office

- Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven experience excelling in a team environment

- Superb oral and written communication skills

Sthree US is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.