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Research Associate - Cell Based Assays

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Posted: 02/01/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -022019-23572
Seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate for a hands-on lab position within the drug discovery and development team. The individual is expected to perform biochemical and cell-based functional assays, work independently and collaboratively in support of team members, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Key responsibilities:
  • Conduct in vitro biochemical and cellular assays, including but not limited to ELISA, HTRF and flow cytometry
  • Maintain cell lines and primary cell cultures related to the project
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize and communicate scientific data to the project teams in a timely manner
  • Establish and maintain proper reagent inventories and databases
  • Ensure reagents, instruments, processes are up-to-date and meet the industry standard
  • Assist in writing and revising technical documents including testing protocols and data reports

Requirements:
  • M.S. or B.S. in cell biology, molecular biology, immunology or related fields, and at least 5 years of laboratory experience in academia or industry
  • Proficiency in the following techniques: maintaining cells lines, handling of human primary cells and whole blood, ELISA, cell-based functional assays, flow cytometry. Hand-on knowledge of EnVision instrument, mass spectroscopy and HPLC would be a plus.
  • Proficiency with software such as GraphPad Prism, flow cytometry plots, Microsoft Office etc., for data analysis and figure generation
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational, experimental data recording and time management skills
  • Ability to develop and improve new skillsets and knowledge necessary to successfully support assigned projects
  • Capability to work independently and simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Ability to interact effectively with team members and function collaboratively in a highly productive, dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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