Cell Signaling Technology

Research Associate I

Job Locations US-MA-Danvers
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2020 11:58 AM)
Job ID
Product Development

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, PhosphoSitePlus®, 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

Research Associates provide vital data to the Antibody Discovery teams which drives validation efforts and 
streamlines product releases. Working under
a team leader, they execute centralized workflows
utilizing western blot, immunoprecipitation, and related techniques to deliver consistent, high
results. The position includes the assessment of antibody performance and utility in selected assays,
preparing samples for collaboration efforts, organizing and inventorying lysates and other laboratory
materials, and queue management. Research Associates may also coordinate the testing of other
commercialization efforts including workflow solutions, assay kits, and sourced materials.



  • Perform experiments in support of our product development efforts to enable the assessment of antibody performance and utility in selected assays (e.g. western blotting)
  • Effectively contribute to the management of the team’s queue of experimental requests by completing assigned requests
  • Provide quality experimental data in a timeframe consistent with established service level agreements
  • Facilitate polyclonal and monoclonal antibody screening and selection of materials suitable for pipeline progression
  • Understand and utilize standard operating protocols and laboratory practices designed to enable efficient product development processes, reduced cycle times, higher quality output, and cost savings
  • Contribute to and identify opportunities that lead to more efficient, scalable workflows and processes
  • Understand project goals and components including cell validation systems, target controls and comparison antibodies
  • Ensure standards of gel and western format utilize materials efficiently
  • Follow good laboratory practices
  • Maintain accurate and complete laboratory documentation in accordance with CST policy


  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or biotechnology)
  • 0-1 years of academic and/or post-graduate laboratory experience
  • Experience working in a collaborative, team setting
  • Computer proficiency including working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Google Docs, or related applications

Preferred Skill/Experience:

  • Team-oriented mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task effectively and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Hands on laboratory/industry experience through internships or work, including academic labs
  • Possess a basic understanding of antibody validation and the importance of signal transduction
  • Demonstrates broad scientific skillset and displays fundamental understanding of biological processes
  • Ability to design, perform, and troubleshoot experiments independently



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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