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.
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.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.