Research Associate

San Carlos, CA 94070

Posted: 04/09/2019 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Job Number: 15454

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate to be part of our Client’ s team in the Peninsula. This is an opportunity to work with a molecular diagnostics company that engages in the detection and monitoring of life threatening viral diseases in the areas of cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, breast and ovarian cancer, and organ transplant rejection.

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

Job Benefits:
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area, in the beautiful San Carlos area. 
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Develop products for IVD and CE-IVD use within appropriate regulatory guidelines
  • Isolate and purify PBMCs from human blood
  • Generate and maintain working stock of cell lines for Product Development studies
  • Monitor inventory of cell culture reagents and supplies and be responsible for ordering
  • Carry out feasibility studies of initial product design
  • Perform stability studies to establish product storage conditions and shelf life
  • Plan and conduct testing to verify assay performance and validate the product design
  • Record experimental results, write protocols, and reports to document prototype development
  • Assist with execution and planning of process validation studies
  • Use of Biosafety Level 2 practices for potentially hazardous biological materials
  • Perform benchtop lab work with repetitive manual tasks and while maintaining detailed visual observations

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in molecular biology/biochemistry or related field with 3-5 years of relevant  experience
  • Technical proficiency in cell culture and aseptic techniques
  • Experience working in Biosafety Level 2 laboratory setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and innovative environment
  • Experience with molecular diagnostic product or clinical assay development desired
  • Experience working in a GMP environment or FDA-regulated industrial setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques desired
  • Flow Cytometry experience is a plus

Work conditions and physical requirements
  • The work is performed indoors, in a biology laboratory and a general office environment.
  • Minimum use of hazardous and/or toxic chemicals and potentially hazardous biological materials.
  • Some tasks require the ability to work extended periods of time on a computer.
  • The employee must be able to read, write, and communicate fluently in English.

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