Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 05/21/2018 Job ID: 13206 Industry: Clinical & Scientific

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate I to be part of our client’ s team in South San Francisco. Imagine yourself collaborating with an organization focusing on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of medicines to treat patients with severe or life-threatening medical conditions.

Our Company Bio:  Founded in 2001, Bayside Solutions is 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, 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:
  • Support for the Translational Neuroscience group by assisting in multiple in vivo efficacy studies to support drug development for neurodegenerative disorders.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting in vivo dosing, mouse necropsy, tissue harvest and analysis of target engagement and efficacy of putative therapeutics in mouse models of disease.
  • Individuals will have the opportunity to develop or run existing biochemical assays, analyze and present data, as well as to frequently interact and communicate with other groups as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team.

Required Qualifications
  • B.S./B.A. degree in relevant field (Neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, psychology) with at least 2-3 years industry/lab experience, or Ph.D. with no industry experience. 
  • Experience handling rodents is essential; the ideal candidate should be familiar with multiple dosing methods, including p.o., i.p. and i.v.
  • Candidate should also have experience with standard necropsy procedures.
  • Adherence to animal protocols and compliance with basic ethical and regulatory requirements for animal handling are critically important.
  • Additional experience processing nervous tissue for various assays (tissue homogenization or sectioning), immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and confocal imaging experience a plus.
  • Experience performing Immunoprecipitations (IPs), Western blots, and ELISAs are welcome but not required.
  • Some training in neuroscience and experience with rodent neuroanatomy would also be ideal.
  • The candidate should be meticulously organized with outstanding time management skills.

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