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Senior Research Associate

  1. Boston
JR119736
  1. Research and Development
  2. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  3. Office Based

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At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients’ lives.

Our ‘Own It’ culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organization: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organization that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touchpoint. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

That’s our vision. We’re driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you’re as driven as we are, join us. You’ll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you’ll be helping shape an industry.

The Role:

This position is on-site in our Cambridge, MA lab.

As a Senior Research Associate at ICON you’ll learn more about how you can be a vital part of ICON Central Laboratories which is dedicated exclusively to central laboratory testing and the associate services for clinical trials.

  • Perform DNA/RNA purification from clinical samples (blood and FFPE tissues) and PCR/ddPCR/NGS assays on Illumina sequencing instruments by following lab SOPs.
  • Collaborate with team members and complete lab projects and tasks on time.
  • Analyze ddPCR and NGS results; prepare data report and enter data into clinical databases.
  • Work with external technical support to troubleshoot instrument or assay failures.


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or equivalent.
  • Previous lab experience required.
  • Previous experience with ddPCR and NGS in clinical lab setting is a plus!


Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals – both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans – and related benefits such as life assurance – so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you’ll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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