Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Biology

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 06/03/2019 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15825

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Biology

Duties and responsibilities       
  • Develop and implement in vitro biochemical and cell-based assays to validate and characterize novel therapeutic targets
  • Assist in compound screening efforts, lead optimization, and detailed cell biological characterization of hits/leads to facilitate identification of small molecules with acceptable therapeutic properties
  • Use flow cytometry to phenotype primary immune cell populations in tumor and blood samples
  • Assist in the maintenance of lab facilities and provide tissue culture support for xenograft studies
  • Analyze and interpret results and data
  • Maintain well written and accurate research notebooks detailing work undertaken
  • Effectively communicate ongoing work and findings to others within the company

Qualifications and Requirements
  • B.S. or M.S. in Biology or related field with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in an oncology or immune-oncology environment
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with a wide range of in vitro cellular and biochemical assays, including cell culture, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISAs, reporter assays, siRNA/shRNA knockdown, qPCR, transfection and transduction is required
  • Experience with multi-color flow cytometry, cell-based immune functional assays, and immune cell subset isolation is desired
  • Highly motivated with excellent problem solving abilities
  • Breadth and flexibility to adapt to changing  project needs
  • Good communication, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills are essential
  • Local candidates only
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