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Research Associate - Cell Culture

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 04/26/2018 Job ID: JN -042018-21442 Job Type: Scientific

Position Overview

Openings are available for Research Associates in Assay Development and Molecular Screening. This individual will join a dynamic and growing multidisciplinary team focused on discovery and advancement of new drug candidates. The successful candidate will work with some direct supervision of a Scientist or Senior Scientist.

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS or M.S degree in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry or Cell Biology.
  • 1 year hands on experience with mammalian cell culture is required
  • Minimum of 1-3 years experience working in a laboratory research environment in either industry or academia.
  • Broad practical experience and knowledge in common cell biology laboratory procedures (cell culture, cell adhesion assay, ELISA, SDS/PAGE, Western blot, etc.)
  • Experience with use of biological assays to characterize and optimize small molecules and data graphing analysis is an advantage.
  • Ability to evaluate and clearly communicate results.


  • Independently execute assigned tasks following appropriate laboratory/technical procedures under supervision.
  • Make detailed observations, record and analyze data.
  • Troubleshoot experiments, suggest improvements to supervisor.
  • Evaluate and clearly report experimental results to supervisor and colleagues on a routine basis with special attention to data quality and reproducibility.
  • Learn new laboratory techniques, troubleshoot experiments, and ensure experiments are well designed and performed to a high standard.

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