Research Associate

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/13/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 16424

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate 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

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:
  • An E3 Scientific Researcher – TSO is a highly motivated individual who participates in the transfer, feasibility, validation, lifecycle management of immunoassays to measure therapeutic drug levels, to detect and characterize anti-therapeutic immune responses, to measure biomarkers at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) in support of pre-clinical and clinical studies.  
  • This will involve assisting with the transfer of reagents and method documentation, technical review of methods, validation and sample analysis plans, validation and bioanalytical reports, technical data from feasibility, validation, assay troubleshooting, sample analysis. 
  • Lifecycle management will require critical reagent forecasting, requesting of new reagent preparation [within and external to Bioanalytical Sciences Department (BAS)] and shipment to the CRO, review of reagent incorporation/troubleshooting, reagent re-test date extension.
  • This job does not involve hands-on work in the laboratory. May be required to attend and participate in technical teleconference with CROs and internal BAS bioanalytical working groups.
  • This individual will work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative team based environment to assist with the experimental design, interpret data and troubleshoot technical problems at the CROs, review CRO technical reports, and may present at BAS working groups or staff meetings, prepare poster presentation for internal distribution.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences or equivalent with a minimum of 0 – 2 years’ hands-on laboratory experience in developing or performing quantitative ligand binding methods.  This job is an entry level position. 
  • Familiarity with biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology methods, new analytical technologies, Workfront or other project management software would be an important advantage.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of computerized data handling are essential. 
  • Excellent communication (email, phone, teleconference), interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential.
  • This individual must be a good team player and should be able to work independently as well as with a group, to multi-task and prioritize work well, and to consistently demonstrate initiative and creativity.

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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