Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 06/07/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15854

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 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.

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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:
  • We have an opening for a temporary position in Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology.
  • This is an opportunity to be on the ground floor of the
  • development of a novel cell-based screening platform for early stage small molecule lead discovery.
  • The candidate will be expected to develop and validate a robust cellular assay to support high throughput screening for small molecule drug leads.
  • The candidate will be involved in the development of a triage strategy to prioritize molecules of interest from the initial screening hits, and will be responsible for recommending top leads to the team based on this data.
  • The candidate will likely also be expected to design experiments to understand the mechanism of action of tool compounds and lead compounds of interest.
  • The candidate will be expected to communicate results clearly in both written and oral form, and will need to effectively collaborate with a diverse group of scientists contributing to the team.

Summary of Qualifications
  • The candidate must have BS/MS degree in any field related to cell biology.
  • Preferably 2+ years wet lab experience in cancer biology or a related field in either an academic or industry setting.
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can critically analyze and interpret data relevant to the effect of small molecules on cell biology, and effectively communicate that knowledge with other team members.
  • Experience with cellular assays and tissue culture is a must. We would prefer experience with luciferase detection, BRET, fluorescent microscopy and high throughput assay development.
  • We expect the candidate to have a basic understanding of cancer biology and small molecule pharmacology.
  • An ability to analyze large data sets using informatics software would also be desired.

Allison Glogovac

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