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System One Research Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title: Research Associate

Location: Cambridge, MA

Schedule: Mon-Fri; 8am-4:30pm

Type: Contract to Hire

Start date: ASAP!

Growing biopharmaceutical client based in Cambridge, Ma is looking for Research Associates to grow their team!


  • Prepare, process, and analyze samples for both research & development projects, as well as broader clinical validation studies.

  • Perform quality control measures to monitor sample and analytical performance, and support corrective action with the team when required

  • Undertake accurate and precise data entry on the Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), and work with Lab Database engineers to maintain integrity and accuracy of laboratory database

  • Perform automated, semi-automated and manual processing of specimens which may require a high level of dexterity.

  • Adhere to lab SOPs to process samples quickly and efficiently as part of a team, and work with the team to improve SOPs where possible

  • Execute, analyze, and communicate scientific findings

  • General lab cleaning, organization, maintenance, and inventory upkeep

  • Develop a close working relationship with the other technical and scientific staff while collaborating effectively with colleagues from other sections


  • BS or equivalent in the Biological Sciences, Genomics, Chemistry or related discipline

  • Experience with DNA and RNA extraction, and preparation of NGS libraries

  • Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, most specifically Excel and Power Point

  • Previous laboratory experience, in academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology settings, clinical laboratory experience preferred

  • Clinical laboratory certification (ASCP) or equivalent

    Joule, a System One division is a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. With more than 6,000 employees and roughly 50 offices throughout the U.S. we provide scientific, clinical, engineering, energy, IT, legal and administrative staffing services. For more than 40 years, we have delivered workforce solutions and integrated services to clients nationally.

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.