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Research Associate

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -022020-26339 Region: San Diego Metro Area

Job Description

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

- Plan and execute scientific experiments related to multiple research programs

- Design research protocols in collaboration with senior researchers

- Assist senior researchers in executing, conducting analysis and reporting results

- Familiarity with literature and internal best practices to identify opportunities to improve productivity and quality of work

- Maintain cancer cell lines and establish stable cell lines via lentiviral transduction

- Conduct routine molecular and cellular experiments including DNA/RNA/protein extraction, RT-PCR, western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation, and flow cytometry

- Develop and conduct various cell based assays to characterize drug candidates

- Interprets data, troubleshoots and recommends corrective actions for routine problems

- Train others on new skills and procedures

- Maintain an accurate, comprehensible, current laboratory journal

- Communicate results in written and oral presentations

- Write protocols, procedures and technical reports


Skills/Knowledge Required:

- Bachelor s degree in a scientific discipline with 2-3 years of wet lab research experience (post-graduate)

- Experience with molecule cloning, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, RT-PCR, western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation, lentiviral/retroviral infection, cell line construction, and flow cytometry

- Knowledge of cancer biology

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

- Innovative and critical thinking

- Excellent time management and organizational skills

- Strong communication skills, both written and oral

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