Cell Signaling Technology

  • Research Associate - Tissue Culture Core

    Job Locations US-MA-Beverly
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/2/2018 1:46 PM)
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  • Company Overview

    Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, P hosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications, and XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies. 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.

    Position Summary

    The Tissue Culture Core (TCC) team is searching for a Research Associate to join it's fast-paced team.  The mission of the TCC is to maintain a reliable cell line bank and to generate high quality lysates for the CST Production department.


    • Establish and maintain an accurate inventory of cell lines
    • Practice good sterile technique to ensure that cells are free of mycoplasma and other forms of contamination
    • Conduct periodic cleaning and decontamination of Tissue Culture Core lab and quarterly cleaning of biosafety cabinets
    • Provide cells and lysates to Production Department members according to established service level agreements
    • Prepare and maintain an inventory of commonly used lysates
    • Maintain hard copy and electronic laboratory documentation in appropriate systems (e.g. notebooks, CoreLIMS, JIRA, etc.) in accordance with CST quality systems requirements
    • Follow established protocols for all practices including the culturing of cell lines, lysate preparation, and documentation
    • Safely work with chemical modulators for cell treatments
    • Continuously seek, champion, and evaluate techniques and technological opportunities that will improve quality, efficiency, or scalability of cell culture


    Required Skills/Experience:

    • Bachelors degree in a biological science (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or biotechnology)
    • 1+ years of post-graduate laboratory experience
    • Computer proficiency including working knowledge of MS Office and Google suites (or related) applications

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • Hands-on Cell Culture experience
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience with laboratory information management systems
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Team-oriented mindset
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
    • Basic knowledge of signal transduction cascades


    Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. 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.


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