Research Associate - Rnai Discovery

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Lexington , MA 02421

Posted 2 months ago

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals is looking for a BS/MS Research Associate to help in its drug discovery efforts. This is a hands-on research position that requires strong expertise in molecular and cellular methodologies. This is a full-time position. Dicerna offers an exciting work environment and strong team culture. Our company has a competitive benefits package and bonus incentive program.

Key Responsibilities

  • siRNA drug candidate screening, hit identification, and lead optimization

  • Cellular and molecular biology methodologies, e.g., mammalian cell culture; in vitro screening; cell-based assays; PCR

  • In vivo drug candidate testing (e.g. mouse dosing; sample analysis)


  • BS/MS in a relevant field and 0-5 year's postgraduate experience, preferably in drug discovery and in an industry setting (junior or senior candidates considered, with level and compensation commensurate with experience)

  • Expertise in cellular and molecular biology is essential (e.g., mammalian cell culture; cell-based assays; quantitative real-time PCR)

  • Experience with RNAi is preferred; experience with in vitro screening is preferred.

  • Experience with in vivo methodologies is desirable (e.g. mouse handling; dosing; sample analysis; histology).

  • The individual should have strong oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to group projects in a team-oriented environment.

  • Ability to perform and interpret experiments reliably, and to advance projects aggressively towards defined goals is expected.

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