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Research Associate
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14357

Lighthouse Lab Services is a leading provider of Laboratory Personnel in the country. Currently, we are looking for a Research Associate to join a novel public health company in Cambridge, MA.

This position is a night shift role, 6 PM – 2 AM.

Position Overview:
We are looking for Research Associates to join our Laboratory Teams to scale our National Wastewater-based Disease Monitoring Program. Currently we are focused on SARS-CoV-2 detection from wastewater samples, however shortly we will be launching new assays to incorporate into the program.

The Role You'll Play:

  • Execute and thoroughly document complex molecular biology and genomics protocols on wastewater samples in a consistent, efficient manner. More specifically, you will perform standard operating procedures to concentrate viruses and genomic RNA from sewage samples in a BSL2 environment. Irregular hours may be necessary
  • Assist with hypothesis-driven troubleshooting for process deviations and unexpected results, as necessary.
  • With guidance from senior team members, execute hypothesis-driven research and experiments to develop more sensitive and scalable methods for pathogen quantification in wastewater.
  • Support and maintain reagent preparation and inventory, record-keeping, and related administrative tasks in an organized and transparent fashion.
  • Contribute to the analysis and dissemination of results both internally and externally.

Preferred Profile:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific field.
  • Prior laboratory experience in molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry,  microbiology, virology, or wastewater epidemiology.
  • Previous experience with isolation and measurement of compounds and/or nucleic acids and 1+ year of experience working with qPCR or ddPCR required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm, independence, and a willingness to learn in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Capable of working a night shift (6pm-2am)

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary (based on experience)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Health & Dental
  • Bi-yearly company retreats

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 17 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.


Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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