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Senior Research Associate

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -022020-26344 Region: San Diego Metro Area

Job Description


The early drug discovery team in the Oncogenesis Thematic Research Center (TRC) is seeking a Senior Research Associate to assist the characterization of novel drug candidates for the treatment of various cancers. Specific job duty includes the following: 1) assist the development of a high-throughput CRISPR platform; 2) utilize this platform to determine the therapeutic relevance of novel oncology targets and to identify sensitive and resistant cancer types; 3) utilize molecular and genetic approaches to delineate the mechanism of antitumor activities of novel drug candidates. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment and will have the opportunity to work closely with discovery project teams and scientists across the Oncogenesis TRC functional areas.

Skills/Experience Required:

- Bachelor s degree in a scientific discipline with over 4 years of post-undergraduate wet lab research experience

- Experience with molecular cloning, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, RT-PCR, western blot analysis, 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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