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Research Associate - Microbiology

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Posted: 05/15/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -052018-21592
  • Conduct in vitro studies of pre-clinical antibacterial compounds and/or marketed antibacterial agents.
  • Studies will include:
    • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of lead compounds and comparator agents against clinical and characterized bacterial isolates
    • Determination of the spectrum of activity of lead compounds
    • Assessment of bactericidal activity by time-kill
    • Antibiotic synergy analyses
    • Assessment of postantibiotic and sub-MIC effects
    • Resistance selection studies including molecular characterization of mechanisms of resistance
  • Work closely with the Laboratory Manager and the team at in study design, execution and data analysis
  • Maintain written and electronic records and carefully document laboratory studies and summarize key findings
  • Comply with all applicable Novartis safety and regulatory policies
  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or a related discipline with 1 to 5 years' experience in laboratory research in an area relevant to anti-infective drug development; the final job title will be commensurate with the candidate's experience
  • Previous experience conducting bacteriological studies, with a preference for experience evaluating novel antibacterial compounds in a pharmaceutical or academic research setting, is desired
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