Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/29/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 17970

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 position is in the Investigative Toxicology Group within the department of Safety Assessment in Research and Early Development organization. The mission of the Investigative Toxicology group is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying toxicities that are observed non-clinically and/or in clinical trials through hypothesis driven research. This process involves closely collaborating with scientists across the organization to support the overall safety assessment for our novel therapeutics spanning drug discovery through clinical development and marketing.
  • The group provides fit-for-purpose investigation to address target safety assessment, lead optimization and issue mitigation by employing state-of-the-science in vitro and ex vivo approaches. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work in collaboration with other researchers in the Investigative Toxicology lab.
  • This individual must have experience in cell culture and will be responsible for: culturing and expanding primary cells and cell lines for in vitro screening, treating and performing assays to access cytotoxicity and metabolic changes of cells, capturing cell culture images using confocal and high content imaging. In particular, the initial focus this position will be to support the assessment of mitochondrial liabilities using a cell-based respiration assay.
  • This individual is expected to make detailed observations related to experiments, perform, analyze data and interpret results.
  • He/she will contribute with scientific insights and also work in projects related to peer review publications.
  • The individual may also participate in other related projects to support toxicity testing for our drug discovery program.
  • This is an ideal position for a researcher who is enthusiastic about learning and contributing to projects with a broad range of techniques.
  • As such the position requires excellent communication and collaboration skills, attention to detail, a desire to learn about and integrate multiple aspects of drug toxicity and a passion for lab-based research.

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.
  • 1-3+ years of laboratory experience with hypothesis-driven research is required.
  • Performing experiments involving: Immortalized and primary cell culture, cell viability assessment, ELISAs, gene expression analysis, high content screening, confocal microscopy, etc. Experience with immortalized and/or primary cell culture is required.
  • Maintaining documentation related to protocol execution and results.
  • Writing protocols and contributing to final reports as appropriate.
  • Adhering to departmental SOPs to ensure study integrity and quality.
  • Conducting experiments with a high level of independence and initiative.
  • Performing tasks with minimal direct supervision for routine methods and studies commonly employed by the team.
  • Ability to analyze, integrate and summarize data in a presentation is required.

Meet Your Recruiter

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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