Cell Signaling Technology

Senior Research Associate

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2 months ago(5/17/2022 11:41 AM)
Product Development

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.


Position Summary:


We are seeking a Senior Research Associate with a strong background in molecular biology to join our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) team within CST’s Antibody Development Core. This group plays a vital role in our antibody discovery and development processes. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collaborative group whose role is to drive our monoclonal antibody discovery pipeline and implement new methodologies that advance our monoclonal antibody discovery capabilities. This individual will focus on cellular and molecular biology techniques like primary cell isolation, flow cytometry, and next generation library preparation and sequencing. They will aid in the development of our antibody discovery pipeline by evaluating leading edge technologies and techniques and sponsor their implementation.




  • Isolate and stain various cell types from tissues
  • Perform flow cytometry using established assays
  • Flow cytometry analysis using FlowJo software
  • Preparation and sequencing of next generation sequencing (NGS) libraries using robotic liquid handling systems
  • Sequencing on Illumina’s MiSeq
  • Sample tracking and data analysis
  • Maintaining accurate and complete laboratory notebooks in accordance with CST policy, and for maintaining all electronic records in CST’s product development systems (PDP, PLM, JIRA, etc.)
  • Establishing and regularly updating SOP documentation for all relevant processes
  • Develop and optimize NGS library preparation and sequencing
  • Proactively aid in the development of our antibody discovery pipeline by continuously seeking, championing, and evaluating techniques and opportunities that will improve the quality, efficiency, or scalability of our workflow
  • Independently identify, analyze, and troubleshoot technical issues relating to NGS library preparation and sequencing




  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related degree (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or biotechnology)
  • 3-5 years relevant research laboratory experience in academia or industry
  • Proficiency basic laboratory techniques (e.g. sterile techniques, buffer preparation, pipetting, etc)
  • 2+ years direct experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g. qPCR/RT-PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, DNA quantification)
  • 1+ years hands-on experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation and sequencing ideally on Illumina’s platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and resolve basic problems encountered in a standard operating procedure
  • Excellent time management and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to independently design, execute, and analyze scientific experiments
  • Natural curiosity with an ability to adapt to changing work processes and environments
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment


Preferred Skills:


  • 1+ years direct experience in flow cytometry
  • Previous experience working with automated liquid handlers
  • Motivated to be a key contributor on exciting projects
  • Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to work in a high-throughput and fast-paced environment


What we offer....


At Cell Signaling Technology 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.


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, 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.



All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. 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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