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Research Associate- Chemistry

Biobot Analytics Cambridge, MA
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Research Associate- Chemistry

CAMBRIDGE, MA /

OPERATIONS /

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Biobot Analytics transforms sewers into public health observatories!

 

We are looking for someone to help us relaunch our opioid product. Your main duty will be to perform lab work to prepare wastewater samples for high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry analysis. This is a temporary full-time contract position, starting immediately, with the potential for long-term employment. Hours of work are, but not limited to, Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm (an expected 40 hours per week).

 

Please note that Biobot Analytics is classified as a public health essential service and this position requires being physically present at Biobot for job duties during the COVID19 outbreak.

Responsibilities

    • Work safely in a BSL2 laboratory environment.
    • Perform established and approved sample preparation protocols (e.g. pasteurization, filtration, solid-phase extraction, etc.)
    • Prepare mixtures of certified reference materials. Prepare calibration curves of drug reference standards. Prepare QC samples. Prepare batches of samples for HPLC-MS/MS analysis.
    • Perform basic maintenance tasks on HPLC-MS/MS such as preparing fresh mobile phases, discarding hazardous chemical waste, monitoring gases, etc.
    • Assist with experiments as needed.
    • Inventory reference standards and other materials.
    • Maintain a clean and organized workspace.

Skills & Requirements

    • B.S. in chemistry or related field.
    • Prior experience with laboratory bench work, ideally in analytical chemistry or wastewater epidemiology.
    • Ability to successfully carry out established laboratory protocols.
    • The drive and experience to improve protocols for efficiency and safety.
    • Exquisite attention to detail, including good pipetting techniques.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • (Optional) Experience with liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and/or mass spectrometry.

Job Location: Cambridge, MA

Position: Full Time, hourly.

Compensation: $16 - $20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Company Description
About Biobot Analytics

Our mission is to transform wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories.

Biobot Analytics is a wastewater epidemiology company and uses technology developed at MIT to measure human health in sewage (based on what is excreted in urine and stool) to understand population health in cities. We first launched an opioid product to support government and public health officials in responding to the opioid epidemic, and have recently launched a Covid19 product to estimate the scope of the outbreak in communities. We are operating in almost 400 communities across 42 states, and generating Covid19 case estimates for over 10% of the U.S. population.

Inspired by the potential of wastewater epidemiology, we are the first company in the world to bring wastewater epidemiology to market. We are VC backed by top investors including The Engine, DCVC, Y Combinator and Homebrew.

Battling the drug epidemic and now the Covid19 outbreak is just the beginning - we’re transforming sewage into a data asset and building a public health database. Eventually, Biobot will be an early warning system for disease, a map of nutrition disparities, and more. Headquartered in the Boston area with an office in NYC, we aim to create the bedrock of human health infrastructure and smart cities in countries across all six continents.

Biobot Analytics

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About Biobot Analytics Our mission is to transform wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories. Biobot Analytics is a wastewater epidemiology company and uses technology developed at MIT to measure human health in sewage (based on what is excreted in urine and stool) to understand population health in cities. We first launched an opioid product to support government and public health officials in responding to the opioid epidemic, and have recently launched a Covid19 product to estimate the scope of the outbreak in communities. We are operating in almost 400 communities across 42 states, and generating Covid19 case estimates for over 10% of the U.S. population. Inspired by the potential of wastewater epidemiology, we are the first company in the world to bring wastewater epidemiology to market. We are VC backed by top investors including The Engine, DCVC, Y Combinator and Homebrew. Battling the drug epidemic and now the Covid19 outbreak is just the beginning - we’re transforming sewage into a data asset and building a public health database. Eventually, Biobot will be an early warning system for disease, a map of nutrition disparities, and more. Headquartered in the Boston area with an office in NYC, we aim to create the bedrock of human health infrastructure and smart cities in countries across all six continents.

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501 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
USA