Research Associate - Neuroinflammation/Brain


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 01/03/2021
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About Emulate

Our Human Emulation System sets a new standard for recreating true-to-life human biology and is now being used to advance product innovation, design, and safety across a range of applications, including drug development, agriculture, cosmetics, food, and chemical-based consumer products.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities for this role will include: 

  • Perform cell culture tasks to support ongoing research projects
  • Execute immunohistochemistry staining, imaging (phase contrast, fluorescent, live and confocal imaging), and associated image analysis in collaboration with other Emulate scientists
  • Perform RNA extraction and assays for gene expression analysis
  • Conduct ELISA and other assays for protein expression analysis
  • Prepare and run experiments according to study plans
  • Contribute to method development for cell culture, chip preparation, experimental protocols, and related readouts for specific project needs
  • Document all laboratory activities, protocols, analysis methods, and the collection of data
  • Contribute to writing, data analysis, and figure preparation for presentations, scientific reports, and publications

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • BS/equivalent in cell biology, neuroscience, neuropharmacology, or related field 
  • Demonstrated and proficient skills in primary human cell culture procedures 
  • Stem cell culture and maintenance experience
  • Experience and theoretical understanding of cellular analysis techniques: examples include immunofluorescence microscopy (confocal), qPCR, ELISA, and MSD assays
  • Experience using basic laboratory equipment and carrying out routine laboratory tasks; knowledge of safe laboratory procedures

About Emulate, Inc.

We work at the intersection of biology, engineering, and design, developing technologies that emulate human biology. Our products are enabling a new era of precision medicine and the development of applications for personalized health.

Our Human Emulation System, which uses Organs-on-Chips technology, is being used by industry, government, and academia to understand how different diseases, medicines, chemicals and foods affect human health. The system offers researchers a new standard for predicting human response — with greater precision and control than today’s cell culture or animal-based experimental methods. 

We are also leading a bold, new precision medicine initiative with our clinical partners. Named "Patient-on-a-Chip,"​ the program is developing personalized chips with patients'​ own cells. This initiative will help transform the way each of us understands our own bodies and manages our own health.

Research conducted using our Organ-Chips has been published in high-impact scientific journals, including Science. In addition, Organ-Chips have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York for their permanent collection and have also been awarded Product Design of the Year 2015 by London’s Design Museum.

Our founding team pioneered the original Organs-on-Chips technology during their residency within the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

Emulate is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take unbiased action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or ability status. Our methods for hiring include ensuring that all available opportunities are fairly promoted — via online globally available channels — in a manner accessible to all potential applicants.

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