Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 06/25/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15963

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate II 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 II

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:
  • Isolation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from whole blood
  • Enrichment of T cells and NK cells from PBMC, using magnetic bead technology
  • Thawing, culturing, passaging, and counting of human primary cells and cell lines
  • In vitro stimulation experiments involving co-culture of human primary cells and/or cell lines
  • Performing single-cell cytokine analysis using an IsoLight machine.  Initial training will be provided.  Once proficient, the researcher may be requested to train additional instrument users.
  • Graphing, summarizing, and reporting data
  • Keeping an accurate and complete laboratory notebook

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s or Master’ s degree in a biology-related field (Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry preferred) with 3+ years of laboratory research experience or PhD in biomedical field with 0-2 years work experience.
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, flexibility and an eagerness to learn. Must work well with others and be a team player.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture (sterile technique, cell counting, and passaging) is required.
  • Experience working with human whole blood and PBMCs is required.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to biosafety protocols for handling human biosamples is required.
  • Experience with flow cytometry is a plus

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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