Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 06/24/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15948

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.

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 Investigative Toxicology group’ s goal is to use ex vivo and in vitro tools to assess safety liabilities and mechanisms of toxicities observed pre-clinically to support the entire portfolio spanning discovery through development. 
  • This laboratory-based role involves developing, qualifying, and implementing new assays and technologies to support the Investigative Toxicology group and overall Safety Assessment. 
  • Successful candidates will provide scientific and technical support for platforms, assays, and programs developed or supported by the investigative toxicology group by:
  • Working independently or under the direct supervision of a Scientist to perform or support non-GLP laboratory experiments, including model development, routine toxicity screening, and mechanism of toxicity, with minimal direct supervision.
  • Performing applicable techniques (primary cell culture, flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, cell viability, high content screening, etc.) are required.
  • Maintaining documentation related to protocol execution.
  • Writing pre-clinical protocols and contributing to final reports as appropriate.
  • Adhering to departmental SOPs to ensure study integrity and quality.
  • A high level of independent work specifically with regards to method and model development.
  • The ability to independently perform all methods and conduct all study types commonly employed by the team.
  • Presenting data at project team, department, and outside meetings as appropriate.
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods.
  • Performing repetitive tasks such as cell culture, pipetting and labeling tubes.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Bachelors (BS/BA) in pharmacology, pharmaceutical science, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, physiology, or related discipline is required; Masters (MS) degree is desirable, but not required.
  • Technical Experience Requirements:
  • 2-3+ years of experience with hypothesis-driven research and conduct of experiments to address is required.
  • Ability to independently design and conduct research to address such questions is required.
  • Ability to analyze, integrate, and present all data in a presentation is required.
  • Must be able to present data and associated materials to project teams or at other forums
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and next-generation sequencing is highly desired

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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