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Scientific Support Specialist

Company: Cell Signaling Technology
Location: Peabody
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a private, family owned, worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed XMT technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies, PTMScan, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, and PhosphoSitePlus, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications. We are passionate about our role in contributing to the life science industry's advancing of the human condition through accelerating the discovery and development of innovative therapies for human disease. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate with strong technical skills to join our Scientific Support Team within CST's Product Development Organization. This group plays a vital role in the advancement of our antibody development and validation efforts. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collaborative group whose role is to provide technical bench support across Product Development. You will work with teams to maintain their pipelines and throughput, solve problems, improve processes, and contribute to research projects. Responsibilities may include performing ELISA, sample prep for proteomic analysis, molecular cloning, generating gene edited cell lines, peptide affinity purification, western blot analysis, and mammalian tissue culture.


  • Assist the generation of knock-out and knock-in cell lines using CRISPR/Cas9 and other gene editing methodologies
  • Assist molecular teams with vector design, oligonucleotide design, DNA isolation, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA ligation, etc.
  • Perform ELISA
  • Perform western blot analysis
  • Perform mammalian cell culture techniques, such as cell propagation and transfection
  • Assist with peptide affinity purification
  • Assist with sample preparation for proteomic analysis by mass spectrometry
  • Follow standards for good tissue culture practices including providing proactive, daily care of cell line
  • Seek out technological opportunities that will improve quality, efficiency, or scalability of Antibody Development
  • Maintain accurate and complete hard copy and electronic laboratory documentation in appropriate documentation systems

    Required Qualifications:

    • BA, BS, or MS degree in a biological science (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology)
    • A minimum of 4 years of previous laboratory experience
    • A solid record of consistently generating high quality results at the bench
    • A strong sense of urgency, a natural curiosity, exceptional attention to detail, and a commitment to following through
    • You have exceptionally strong organizational skills and record keeping
    • You pride yourself on being a strong communicator (written and oral) and have the ability to work in a team environment
    • You are adaptable to changing environments and work processes
    • Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques
    • Experience performing western blot analysis

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
      • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
      • Team-oriented mindset
      • Passion for science, innovation, and a creative mind
      • Excellent work ethic and motivation to be a key contributor on exciting projects.
      • Prior experience working with various liquid handling platforms (e.g. Hamilton Robots, Plate Washers, Plate Readers)
      • Experience with ELISA

        What we offer....

        At Cell Signaling Technology (CST) we recognize that people will always be our most important asset. Providing a safe, inclusive, and stimulating working environment that understands the importance of diversity, human dignity and meaningful work is as important as establishing company policies that incorporate excellent health insurance and pay benefits. We recognize that development of people is the key to their happiness and thus ensure every employee has impactful discussions with their manager and develops actionable performance and professional development plans. Lastly, we are committed to engaging and supporting our employees in committees and philanthropy that benefit their local communities and environment through community investment programs.

        • Medical (BCBS) and Dental (Delta Dental) plans paid at 90%
        • Vision Insurance
        • Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability
        • Flexible Spending accounts
        • 401(k) Plan with 6% match
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Generous PTO package
        • Pet Insurance
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Onsite Subsidized Cafeteria
        • Free Parking

          Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, their families, our communities, partners and customers. In order to promote that safety and well-being, we require that all US-based employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated, or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief, may make a request for exemption. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company.

          Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


          All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of CST, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by CST for this position and a valid agreement with CST is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the CST agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.Required
          Job Industries
          • Customer Service

Keywords: Cell Signaling Technology, Peabody , Scientific Support Specialist, Other , Peabody, Massachusetts

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