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Research Associate - Materials & Prototypes

Company: Nuclera
Location: Billerica
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Nuclera is a venture-backed, founder-driven biotech company headquartered in Cambridge, UK with significant operations in Boston, USA. The companys mission is to make biology accessible to everyone through desktop bioprinting. We are beginning this mission by making proteins accessible through the launch and on-going development of our eProtein desktop bioprinting platform. eProtein promises to be a breakthrough protein printing technology that brings rapid prototyping to the life science benchtop and accelerates the drug discovery process. Nuclera is entering the next phase of its growth with plans to dramatically expand its staff over the next 12-24 months offering extensive learning and career progression opportunities. Nuclera is seeking a Research Associate to support the implementation of cutting-edge scientific efforts in materials science and digital microfluidics. The Research Associate will report to the Deposition Group Lead and will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research initiatives, including characterization of device prototypes, fabrication of test samples and thin films, analysis of new materials utilizing equipment and custom protocols of the Nuclera R&D teams. This role will suit an individual who has experience and drive working in a fast-paced biotech environment with a track record of execution and teamwork. About the role: Perform laboratory experiments utilizing digital microfluidic testing equipment and electrochemical test benches Run multiple experiments in parallel utilizing standard protocols while exercising discretion and judgment on unexpected outcomes Perform characterization of electrical, chemical and structural properties of substrates and coatings Assist in the fabrication of test samples and prototypes using thin film coating techniques Assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols Perform routine logging of samples and data Support the research team with lab operations and maintenance Support project lead with data generation, analysis, interpretation, and presentation Participate in project team meetings and platform development Requirements Essential: Bachelor's Degree in a technical field Enthusiastic, team player, and self-motivated individual Hands-on lab skills and safe-lab practices are a must Ability to analyse information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems Ability to prioritize and deliver on tight timelines Strong verbal and written communications skills Highly organized, exceptional attention to detail, and strong proficiency in documentation skills Proficiency with software for data representation/analysis such as Microsoft Excel Desirable: 0-3 years of experience in a relevant technical field Experience with thin film deposition techniques such as CVD, ALD, sputtering, spin coating, dip coating, thermal evaporation Experience with metrology techniques for electrical properties such as current-voltage measurements, impedance spectroscopy Benefits What we offer: In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits including: Incentive stock options A comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance Short- and long-term disability insurance 401(k) retirement plan 25-day annual holiday allowance

Keywords: Nuclera, Billerica , Research Associate - Materials & Prototypes, Other , Billerica, Massachusetts

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