Research Associate, Cell Culture

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 03/11/2019 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15256

Menlo Park, CA



Requirements & Experience:

BS in Cell Biology or a related field with a minimum of 3-5  year of Industry cell culture experience.


Primary responsibilities:

Seeking an experienced cell culture researcher to join a team developing cell-based and biochemical assays to support lead molecule development and optimization. This individual will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including (but not limited to):

  • Culture and maintenance of a variety of mammalian cell lines and primary cells.
  • Coordination with fellow researchers both to plan for cell culture requirements on a weekly and monthly basis and to assist with their cell line needs by expanding and delivering cells at an appropriate concentration on time.
  • Assist with cell-based screening assays.
  • Present data at group meetings.
  • Contribute to lab management activities.
  • Communicate regularly with team members regarding project progress.


  • Demonstrated expertise and proficiency in mammalian cell culture with excellent sterile technique.
  • Experience handling human biological specimens, establishing cell lines from clinical samples and/or with ex vivo 3D tissue culture models is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a cell culture core facility or biorepository would be great to have.
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy and immunostaining techniques is a plus.
  • Familiarity with transfections and genetic engineering of mammalian cells would also be a bonus.
  • Proficiency with common laboratory equipment (pipettes, balances, pH meter, etc.)
  • Ability to perform basic lab calculations (dilutions, molarity, preparing buffers, etc.).
  • Experience with common lab practices and safety.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office suite and ability to communicate results effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability and passion for working in a fast paced, multidisciplinary small team environment and managing multiple activities in parallel.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Contract position (40 hrs per week), with potential to lead to full time employment.


Jesse Ashworth

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