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Research Associate I

Cell Signal Technology
United States, Massachusetts, Danvers
3 Trask Lane (Show on map)
December 08, 2022

Research Associate I

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17 hours ago(12/7/2022 3:06 PM)

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.

The role:

Our team is growing, and we are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to join our newly created Application Specialist Function. Our Application teams serve as core providers of immunoassay services including Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry and Flow Cytometry, responsible for experimental design, technical execution, and data analysis in support of the Product Development and Production.

Team members are responsible for delivery of thorough, high-quality results within established service level agreements, maintenance of an application cross-training program, supporting pipeline continuity, and continued monitoring of processes in order to drive continuous improvement.

Expected outcomes include:

    Demonstration of technical expertise in IF, IHC and Flow.
  • Design, deployment and management of an application cross-training program.
  • Completion of application-related product feasibility and development projects.
  • Thorough and accurate data analysis and effective communication of such.
  • Support application teams to ensure pipeline continuity.
  • Implementation of innovative process improvements.

Key Success metrics:

  • Testing is completed within service level agreements.
  • Responsible for thorough and accurate data analysis and the effective and concise communication of such within service level agreements.
  • Consistent cycle times in application teams.
  • Development of cross-trained staff within Application & Validation teams

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Enabling of pipeline continuity.
  • Participation in application-focused cross-training program.
  • Accurate and timely record keeping in accordance with the company's documentation policies.
  • Accountable for ensuring accurate and timely captures of data in associated testing databases (PLM, PDP, etc.).
  • Responsible for reading and following established team processes and procedures as detailed in SOPs and training documents.
  • Accountable for following established safety procedures in and around the laboratory.

Who you are and what you bring to the team:

  • Bachelors degree in a biological science
  • 0-2 years previous laboratory experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office and Google suites

Required Qualifications, PLUS:

  • Previous experience with IHC, IF or Flow
  • Multitasking with effective management of multiple changing priorities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exquisite attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly dependable and team-focused

Physical Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work area can be filled with collaborative discussion
  • Work area may have noise from equipment (refrigerator, freezer, etc.)

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 (CST) 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 (CST) 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.

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