Research Scientist I – RNA Biology Division

Posted on March 20,

The RNA Research Division of New England Biolabs (NEB) invites applicants for the position of Research Scientist I. The successful candidate will be a key part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative team of scientists to conduct mRNA capping enzymes research and develop new technologies. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct research on RNA capping and 5’ modifying enzymes including discovery of novel enzymes and characterization of their enzymatic properties.
  • Perform proof-of-concept research on mRNA synthesis applications and workflows.
  • Effectively interact with, collaborate with, and communicate findings within NEB and with external scientists. 

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry or biological sciences.
  • Hands-on with enzyme kinetics experimentation and analysis.
  • Fluency in interpretation of atomic structures and formulating testable hypotheses.
  • Publication of original scientific research in high-quality journals. 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively handle multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated scientific communication in both formal and informal settings.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to adjust priorities.
  • Strong work ethic, emphasizing both efficiency and quality of work.
  • A team player.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proficiency with common bioinformatics tools.
  • High-throughput experimentation design and execution.
  • Biophysical protein characterization - protein stability, protein-ligand binding.
  • Mammalian cell culture techniques.
  • Recombinant protein purification techniques.
  • Molecular cloning techniques.

This position offers exciting opportunities for broad research training, collaboration with academic institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participation in meetings and conferences.

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For more information, please contact Hong Chan ([email protected])