Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Biochemistry 2020-08-17T19:29:01+00:00

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Biochemistry

Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate

Discovery Biology – Biochemistry

Cyteir Therapeutics seeks a skilled and motivated research associate to join the Discovery Biology team to help advance the development of our small molecule oncology portfolio. This Research Associate will be a key contributor to our preclinical research efforts to identify novel small-molecule DNA repair inhibitors for the treatment of cancer. The ideal candidate will have expertise in cancer biology, biochemistry, enzymology, and biochemical screening, with a track record of significant contributions to preclinical research efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, validate, and execute biochemical and screening assays to identify and characterize drug candidates in our pipeline of DNA repair-modulating small molecules
  • Perform mechanism of action studies to better understand how our drug candidates are affecting DNA damage repair pathways and genomic stability
  • Perform target validation experiments to help identify new targets, cancer indications, and context dependencies to advance the preclinical development of our programs
  • Work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary team of scientists
  • Organize and present experimental results at regular lab meetings
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of advancements in the field and new laboratory techniques and technologies
  • Maintain accurate, well-organized experimental records

Job Qualifications:

  • BA/BSc or MSc in biological sciences and minimum of 3 years of relevant hands-on experience
  • Expertise with biochemistry techniques/enzymology required
  • Experience with assay development required, including fluorescence-, luminescence-, and ELISA-based formats
  • Experience with HTS and automation would be an asset
  • Well organized and able to maintain detailed records of experimental work
  • Ability to communicate clearly and decisively in an open, timely manner
  • A sense of adventure and excitement to help build a successful company and work in a highly dynamic team environment

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Biochemistry

Location: Lexington, MA.