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Research Associate

Marin Metro Area, CA

Posted: 08/09/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082019-25407

Job Description:

The mission of Translational Biology is to conduct preclinical translational research evaluating potential therapeutics for severe rare diseases with unmet medical needs. We help provide proof-of-concept preclinical data in relevant disease models and data for understanding of mechanisms of action for these potential therapeutics.


The research associate will partner closely with a team of scientists from translation biology to provide technical assistance and support. He/She will primarily be responsible for sample receiving, sample preparation, tissue extraction and perform routine assays to assess pharmacokinetics, efficacy and mechanism of action of potential therapeutics.

Sample receiving and management.

Prepare protein lysates and DNA/RNA from cells and tissues samples.

Perform assays including but not limited to enzymatic activity, ELISA, PCR and western blot

Maintain and expand cell culture

Record data and notebook keeping


Candidates with previous laboratory experience in protein/DNA/RNA purification, PCR, westerns, and/or cell culture will be preferred.

Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.

Experience with handling animal tissues.

Willingness to learn new molecular/biochemical procedures.

The position requires organizational skills, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a fast-paced setting.


Applicants should have a BA/BS in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Genetics with at least 2-5 years of experience.

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