Part-Time Research Associate

Company Overview:
SHEPHERD’s mission is to cure rare cancers. Our dedicated team works closely with disease foundations to identify and pursue the highest potential translational science. Our platform-agnostic approach allows us to select the most technologically innovative solutions for patients and to diversify our portfolio of lead compounds across rare cancers, therapeutic platforms, and partnership and licensing structures. Our vision is to change the timeline and economics of drug development for rare cancers. Housed out of the innovative Harvard Life Lab, SHEPHERD is surrounded and inspired by other Harvard-affiliated life science startup companies.

Position: Research Associate
An excellent opportunity for continuous learning as well as exceptional opportunities for growth for someone interested in biomedical research at a startup biotech company.

Time Commitment: Flexible, part-time hours

Compensation: Hourly wage or salary

Location: Cambridge, MA

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
Utilization of molecular biology and cell biology to support a research program focused on therapeutics for rare cancers.
Perform in vitro techniques such as tissue culture, microscopy, fluorescence imaging, PCR, qPCR, and Western blotting to characterize and validate lead 
drug candidates.
Report to Chief Research Officer and collaborate as part of the science team. 
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
Design experiments with guidance as well as independently, and carry out 
studies independently.
Analyze results as well as design follow-up experiments with guidance.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree with 1-2 years of experience with tissue culture, PCR, qPCR and Western blotting required.
Experience with flow cytometry highly desirable.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

Contact:
Jamie Barber, CRO, jamie@shepherd.bio
Johanne Kaplan, CSO, johanne@shepherd.bio