Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 01/02/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 16918

Job Description

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:
  • This is for a contractor position as part of the Pathology Group in Safety Assessment. The candidate will be a highly motivated, independent person that will be primarily responsible to support necropsy activities with Safety Assessment. This will include, but are not limited to the following.
  • Recording scientific observations during gross examinations
  • Excising tissue samples including microdissection
  • Collecting fluids for analysis
  • Performing perfusion techniques
  • Freezing tissues
  • Gross photography
  • Quality control of work and entering data in the department database
  • The candidate will also be executing and coordinating the logistics of pathology samples for non-clinical studies conducted. Those responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following
  • lab setup
  • LIMS data entry
  • Pre-clinical sample handling and shipping preparation

Summary of Qualifications:      
  • BS degree in animal sciences or similar field with a minimum of 1-2 years recent experience performing the procedures described.
  • AALAS certification is desired. 
  • Work hours that are commensurate with business needs.
  • Animal handling and necropsy experience; proficient in comprehensive necropsy on rodents.
  • Manual dexterity for dissection techniques.
  • Visual acuity to see small details during specimen examinations.
  • Proven technical skills, strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are required.
  • Must be comfortable performing some repetitive tasks such as block inventorying.
  •   Able to work in a fast-paced, highly interactive team environment.
  • Must be able to lift at least 15 lbs. as well as sit or stand for extended periods. 
  • Microsoft Office and Google Apps knowledge required.
  • Adherence to established policies, procedures and safety requirements.
  • Must be comfortable working in a highly interactive team setting and as such must exhibit excellent collaborative and communication skills within their team and with stakeholders.   

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