Research Associate

Full Time

New York City, New York, United States

Job description

Scismic is supporting the growth of a biotech company in NYC!

We are seeking a highly motivated and goal-oriented Research Associate to join their growing team of scientists and engineers. The successful candidate must thrive in a highly dynamic, collaborative research environment and be committed to bringing novel treatments from the laboratory bench to humans.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to a protein therapeutic platform with broad implications. The candidate’s primary responsibility is to provide critical support for multiple studies in both cell-based and animal models, including administering therapeutic interventions, and collecting and processing blood and tissue samples for subsequent analyses. The successful candidate will carry out molecular biology, immunology, and/or virology assays to contribute to our in vitro and in vivo evaluations of lead molecules and the optimization of our platform. 

Primary Skills and Responsibilities 

  • Work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to design, plan, and execute experiments across multiple projects.
  • Perform:
    • Maintain and prepare mammalian tissue culture (primary cells, cell lines, and related aseptic techniques)
    • Routine rodent husbandry and colony management
    • Rodent dosing and blood/tissue collection
    • Plate based assays (ELISAs, luciferase assays)
    • Protein expression, purification, and analyses (transfection, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA)
    • Molecular biology (cloning, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR/qPCR)
  • Assist in the development of protein therapeutic technology for clinical use.
  • Work with limited supervision to maintain core laboratory processes and equipment.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to efficiently work on several projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact productively with individuals from diverse scientific disciplines
  • Analyze and present data internally
  • Work closely with tight knit and highly communicative team
The following skills and experience are preferred:

  • Familiarity with flow cytometry
  • Experience with lab automation and coding languages such as Python
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of plasmid vector collections
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and GraphPad Prism


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in the biological sciences or similar field
  • At least 1 year of research experience in a relevant field
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. The company does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status for this position.

  • $58,000 - $94,000 yearly

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