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Actalent Analytical Research Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibilities for this position focus on executing analytical procedures and quantifying new actives in diverse matrices such as soil and plant tissue.

  • Responsible for day-to-day analytical testing using several techniques, including but not limited to HPLC, LCMS, and ELISA..

  • Implements and optimizes specific analytical assays to measure small molecule active ingredients, lipids, peptides, proteins and other molecules in various samples, with an emphasis on increasing throughput and reducing turnaround time, under the guidance of more senior R&D staff.

  • Participates in day-to-day lab operations. Accurately follows SOPs, manages the lab, electronic records, and maintains existing instruments to support current projects and platforms.

  • Analyzes and interprets data, prepares reports and creates new report templates in an electronic notebook such as Benchling to document laboratory results.

  • Frequent interactions with R&D team members through regular team and one-on-one meetings; supports project leads, key internal and external stakeholders to meet project deadlines.

  • Writes protocols, SOPs and manages overall documentation of laboratory procedures and processes.


hplc, high performance liquid chromatography, ELISA, LCMS, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, analytical tools, small molecule, biopolymer, method development

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in any area of chemistry or biology, with 1-2 years of industry experience highly preferred.

  • Technical knowledge in HPLC, ELISA and LCMS

  • Experience using HPLC, LCMS, ELISA, and other analytical methods to characterize and quantify small molecules and biopolymers including peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and lipids.

  • Experience in method development, validation, and data analysis are preferred.

  • Experience with analytical tools (e.g., XCalibur, Open Lab, MassLynx) is a plus.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.