Research Associate I

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 08/19/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 16272

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate I to be part of our client’ s team in San Rafael. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

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.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Research Associate I

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • 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:
  • The mission of Translational Biology is to conduct preclinical translational research evaluating potential therapeutics for severe rare diseases with unmet medical needs. We help provide proof-of-concept preclinical data in relevant disease models and data for understanding of mechanisms of action for these potential therapeutics.
  • The research associate will partner closely with a team of scientists from translation biology to provide technical assistance and support.  He/She will primarily be responsible for sample receiving, sample preparation, tissue extraction and perform routine assays to assess pharmacokinetics, efficacy and mechanism of action of potential therapeutics.
  • Sample receiving and management.
  • Make protein lysates and extract DNA and RNA from cells and tissues samples.
  • Performing assays including but not limited to enzymatic activity, ELISA, ddPCR, southern blot and western blot.
  • Maintain and expand cell culture.
  • Record and notebook keeping.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Science with 2+ years of relevant experience or Master’ s degree with minimal work experience.
  • Experience with handling animal tissues will be required.
  • Candidates with previous laboratory experience in protein/DNA/RNA purification, ddPCR, westerns, and/or cell culture will be preferred. 
  • Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.
  • Willingness to learn new molecular/biochemical procedures
  • The position requires organizational skills, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a fast-paced setting.

Ethan Christenson
Scientific Recruiter

If you are looking for career growth or new opportunities you have come to the right place! Here at Bayside solutions we specialize in relationship based recruiting, we are focused and determined to take your career in the direction you want it to go. I would love to talk to you about your career objectives, sports, traveling, or anything else that interests you. I look forward to getting to know you and where you want to go!
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