Research Associate, Assay Development

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 07/26/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 13577

Our client in Menlo Park is looking to have a Research Associate, Assay Development join their growing team!

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, Assay Development

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to significantly impart the future of the company’ s operations
  • A competitive base salary
  • On the job training, both in person/online

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Develop, optimize and help qualify ELISA, enzyme activity, and immunogenicity assays, possibly including cell-based assays
  • Work collaboratively with different research and development departments to evaluate and implement new assay formats and/or technologies
  • Perform testing as needed in support of product characterization.
  • Conduct routine lab maintenance, writing test procedures, SOPs, protocols, technical reports, and summarizing/presenting data at internal and external meetings
  • Maintaining good documentation is required

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’ s degree (preferably a Master’ s) in Biomedical Science, preferably with 2-3 years’ experience working in a biotech company
  • Broad knowledge base in molecular biology or protein work, biochemistry, and gene therapy
  • Background in the area of retinal or genetic diseases is desired and understanding of AAV biology is a plus
  • Experience in qualification/validation of quantitative assays is desired
  • Experience in assay development is desired
  • Expertise in a variety of laboratory techniques such as ELISA, cut-point immunogenicity assays, recombinant DNA technology (cloning, transformation, qPCR, DNA/RNA isolation and analysis) sterile tissue culture techniques (transfection, transduction, maintaining cell lines); biochemical techniques such as Western Blot, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence
  • Experience in tissue handling is preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office and other commonly used software
  • Knowledge of SoftMaxPro and GraphPad Prism a plus.
  • Ability to understand, implement, and monitor regulatory and safety guidelines applicable to the pharmaceutical industry


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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