Associate Scientist


Location: Worcester, MA

Job description:
Advirna has an open position for associate scientist with MS degree in biochemistry or molecular biology, at least 4 years of lab experience with knowledge of cell culture, cell transfection and gene expression analysis. We seek highly motivated candidate with experience in mammalian cell culture, gene expression analysis and cell-based assay development. The successful individual will play an integral role in a small team of scientists working on RNAi technology development. You will be expected to perform under minimal supervision and be capable of having a steep learning curve in a fast-paced startup environment.

Qualifications: PhD, MS, or BS in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology.

Key skills:

  • Mammalian cell culture and transfection techniques

  • Gene expression analysis

  • Cell-based assays and preferably hands-on experience with automation and scaling-up; ELISA is a plus

  • Ability to establish new assays and meticulously follow already established standard operating procedures

  • Ability to maintain, calibrate and operate various types of small lab equipment

  • Strong quantitative skills and excellent knowledge of Excel and data analysis

  • HPLC of biomolecules, Flow Cytometry and RNAi experience is a strong plus

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills are essential in our collaborative work environment

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description.

Previous industry experience is not required.

To inquire about an open position please contact Alexey Wolfson at