Research Scientist I – RNA Biology Division

Posted on February 25,

The RNA Research Division at New England Biolabs is seeking a motivated, energetic, and scientifically rigorous individual to join a team engaged in research and development of new and innovative tools for synthesizing, manipulating, and analyzing RNA. Projects are part of a basic research program that focuses on understanding, improving, and discovering enzymes for RNA synthesis platforms and understanding the biology of synthetic modified mRNAs. Research will be undertaken in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will utilize a variety of techniques to identify new and improved enzymes for research, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications.

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Carry out basic and applied research on enzymes for RNA synthesis.
  • Characterize enzymes for RNA synthesis and modification.
  • Effectively communicate findings to the scientific community through publications and presentations.
  • Interact and collaborate with members of other research divisions to further program and division goals.

Required qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, RNA Biology, or Molecular Biology with 1-3 years post-PhD experience in a related field.
  • Proven track record in RNA biochemistry and biology, protein analyses, and standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Attention to detail with a demonstrated track record of producing high-quality work in the form of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to generate and maintain detailed lab records and to make recommendations based on research outcomes.
  • A strong work ethic, with an emphasis on both efficiency and quality of work.

Preferred qualifications:

  • An understanding of enzyme kinetics and assay development is highly preferred.
  • Experience with analysis of large datasets and high-throughput sequencing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with high-throughput experimental design and analyses is a plus.
  • The ability to multitask effectively while working independently and/or to contribute to team goals while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • A commitment to research excellence, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm to learn and develop new techniques.

This position offers exciting opportunities for broad research training, collaboration with academic institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participation in meetings and conferences.

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For more information, please contact Bijoyita Roy ([email protected])