Lib­er­al Arts Trans­fer — Sci­ence (LATS) grad­u­ates at Mas­sas­oit can earn their Associate’s Degree and enter a four-year school as a sopho­more or junior–but what comes after that?

Below are are some exam­ples of posi­tions Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence grad­u­ates are qual­i­fied for:


Research Associate

Fill a com­plex, key in vivo research role involv­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion with oth­er R&D Sci­en­tists to gen­er­ate in vivo mouse and rat research datasets.

Review in vivo study pro­to­cols with super­vi­sor, obtain copies of all records asso­ci­at­ed with the ani­mals in a giv­en study (includ­ing ani­mal health reports, cage records, etc.). Respon­si­bil­i­ty for data col­lec­tion and accu­rate record keep­ing.

  • Han­dle research ani­mals for the pur­pose of admin­is­ter­ing oral, IP, IV, or SQ admin­is­tra­tions of research sub­stances.
  • Doc­u­ment pro­ce­dures and rou­tine mea­sure­ments (weight, health sta­tus, etc) as required.
  • Col­lec­tion of blood or urine from live rodents. Col­lec­tion of tis­sues by necrop­sy. Pro­cess­ing tis­sue as nec­es­sary.
  • Account­able for meet­ing sched­uled com­ple­tion dates and for pro­vid­ing time­ly feed­back to super­vi­sor when dates can­not be met.

Manufacturing Technician at Quanterix

The Reagent Man­u­fac­tur­ing Tech­ni­cian II duties will span a broad range of activ­i­ties with­in the man­u­fac­tur­ing oper­a­tions at Quan­ter­ix. The Reagent Man­u­fac­tur­ing Tech­ni­cian II is pri­mar­i­ly respon­si­ble for deliv­er­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing require­ments against pro­duc­tion sched­ule with­in a focused man­u­fac­tur­ing oper­a­tion and/or prod­uct seg­ment. This indi­vid­ual will also par­tic­i­pate in man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es to sup­port new prod­uct design trans­fer, process val­i­da­tions, doc­u­men­ta­tion improve­ment and inves­ti­ga­tions and res­o­lu­tion of product/process issues. The posi­tion is respon­si­ble for per­form­ing main­te­nance and cal­i­bra­tion of man­u­fac­tur­ing mea­sur­ing and mon­i­tor­ing devices as well as main­tain­ing the integri­ty of work areas.

Man­u­fac­tur­ing envi­ron­ment is a high com­plex­i­ty, vari­able batch pro­duc­tion envi­ron­ment. The site is respon­si­ble for stan­dard and cus­tom Quan­ter­ix reagent prod­uct lines encom­pass­ing a broad range of ther­a­peu­tic prod­ucts.

Research Associate at UMass Medical School

This posi­tion will be involved with all Reagent Man­u­fac­tur­ing Oper­a­tions for Simoa HD-1 assay com­po­nents. Respon­si­bil­i­ties will include but not lim­it­ed to bottle/vial fill­ing, buffer dilu­ent for­mu­la­tion, kit­ting and pro­tein con­ju­gates.


Under the direc­tion of the Prin­ci­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor or Designee, the Research Asso­ciate per­forms a vari­ety of com­plex research exper­i­ments.


  • Con­ducts in-depth analy­sis of research exper­i­ments
  • Per­forms com­plex lab­o­ra­to­ry exper­i­ments
  • Inter­prets data, forms con­clu­sion, and decides on and plans next exper­i­ments to be done with a high degree of inde­pen­dence
  • Com­piles and ana­lyzes data and per­forms com­pu­ta­tions using image analy­sis soft­ware, spread­sheets, graph­ing, and curve fit­ting soft­ware
  • May mod­i­fy pro­to­cols and be respon­si­ble for a sin­gle, inde­pen­dent research project
  • Assists in writ­ing the text of sci­en­tif­ic pub­li­ca­tions and grants. Reviews lit­er­a­ture
  • Trains new lab­o­ra­to­ry per­son­nel, stu­dents, and col­lab­o­ra­tors
  • Main­tains lab­o­ra­to­ry sup­plies and equip­ment
  • Com­plies with all safe­ty and infec­tion con­trol stan­dards
  • Per­form oth­er duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences, or equiv­a­lent expe­ri­ence
  • 1 year rel­e­vant research expe­ri­ence
  • Knowl­edge of Microsoft Office prod­ucts
  • Strong abil­i­ty to ana­lyze com­plex visu­al data in a quan­ti­ta­tive and objec­tive man­ner
  • Judg­ment and action skills required to solve com­mon­ly encoun­tered prob­lems


  • Pri­or mam­malian cell cul­ture expe­ri­ence
  • Expe­ri­ence with mol­e­c­u­lar biol­o­gy lab­o­ra­to­ry tech­niques


Under the direc­tion of the Prin­ci­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor, or designee


May func­tion­al­ly super­vise Lab Tech­ni­cians and Aides


Wet chem­istry lab­o­ra­to­ry, and may require appro­pri­ate con­tact with bio­haz­ards, radionu­clides, tox­ins, ani­mals, and human spec­i­mens.