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Associate Scientist, Cell & Molecular Biology

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Posted: 08/12/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082019-25409


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Utilize genetic and pharmacological approaches to define target biology

Utilize RNAi and CRISPR to determine the disease relevance of novel targets

Perform sample preparation for proteomics experiments

Design and develop novel assays

Document, interpret, and troubleshoot results

Convey data analysis and interpretation to supervisor and colleagues

Communicate with peers and supervisors and foster teamwork

Contribute to collaborative efforts

Strong commitment to quality and reproducibility

Skills/Knowledge Required:

Extensive wet-lab experience using routine molecular, cellular, and genetic tools

Extensive experience with CRISPR, RNAi, and lentiviral production/usage.

Experience with oncology target research

Primary required skills: cell culture, plate-based viability assays, FACS-analysis, immunoprecipitations, qPCR, western-blotting, immunofluorescence, standard plasmid cloning, and sequence analysis.

Other skills: Proteomics sample prep, HPLC, familiarity with genome browsers, BLAST, and DNA/protein databases.

Highly motivated and strong team player with a high degree of independence

Highly capable with Windows, Excel, and a graphing software solution such as Prism GraphPad. Experience running Python or R scripts a plus but not necessary.

Innovative and critical thinking

Comfortable reading scientific literature

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Strong communication skills, both written and oral

Strong desire to learn new biology and techniques


Works relatively independently on assigned tasks.

Makes suggestions on improvements to existing tasks.

Assists colleagues on their field of expertise.

Creativity and Problem Solving:

Goes beyond following procedures by seeking opportunities to improve efficiency and productivity.

Fix the unexpected potential problems.

Scientist at this level will differentiate themselves by creativity and innovation.

Teamwork and Influence:

Communicates with peers and supervisors.

Contributes to the achievement of workgroup/team goals.

Contributes to some collaborative efforts.

Behavioral Competencies:

Commitment to quality Demonstrates adaptability

Develops oneself Drive for results

Effective speaking Fosters teamwork

Listens to others Prepares written communications

Shows work commitment Uses functional/technical expertise

Works efficiently

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