Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 09/05/2017 Job ID: 11890 Industry: Clinical & Scientific

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate I to be part of our Client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with a local Biotechnical company focusing on the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

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Research Associate I 

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop and commercialize novel drugs for treating rare diseases.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.  
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Will focuse on early stage discovery research, exploring  the basic biology of stem cell de-regulation by inflammatory conditions and aging. The lab uses the Drosophila  model system to explore mechanisms that cause the loss of homeostasis in multiple biological contexts.
  • Current projects in the lab focus on the control of tissue regeneration and repair, metabolic homeostasis, and cell death, taking advantage of the wide range of genetic, molecular, and genomic techniques available for Drosophila
  • The candidate will  assist with organizing and maintaining the Drosophila  stock collection, performing genetic screens and executing regeneration  and aging studies  using the fly. 
  • The work will focus on general lab organization and management, but may include support or leadership on specific projects.
  • Techniques to be trained in include: Drosophila genetics and husbandry, RNA, DNA isolation from tissues, PCR, gel electrophoresis and Western blotting, and biochemical assays, immunocytochemistry, epifluorescence and confocal microscopy, molecular biology and biochemical analysis.
  • Other tasks will be as required by the supervisor and project scientists.
  • The candidate must be high flexible to handle urgent project-based  requests and to perform multiple laboratory duties.

Required Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Stem Cell Biology or related field.
  • Drosophila culture and genetics (at least 6 months to a year experience preferred)
  • Molecular biology, biochemistry, and standard laboratory techniques. 
  • Familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prism.
  • Experience with confocal, light, and fluorescence microscopes a plus.
  • Able to keep data accurately, as well as read, comprehend, and discuss research materials.


Aqsa Khan

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career, Bayside Solutions is the right place. As a scientific recruiter at Bayside, I take pride in building strong relationships with my candidates as I help them find their dream job. Whether it is resume advice, career choices, or job opportunities, I am just a phone call away. I hope I get the pleasure to learn more about you and the opportunities that interest you.

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