Research Associate

San Francisco Metro Area, CA 94080

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -072024-32587 Region: San Francisco Metro Area

Job Description

R&D Partners is seeking to hire a Research Associate II in South San Francisco, CA.

Your main responsibilities as a Research Associate II:

Work with other scientist focused on discovery, developing, and engineering therapeutic antibody candidates.

Apply molecular biology skills to drive the rapid assembly of antibody encoding plasmids for expression from mammalian cells.

Collaborate in developing high throughput plasmid assembly solutions for various complex, and multi-specific antibody designs.

Collaborate with automation engineers to build and develop workflows for high throughput, automated processes for DNA plasmid assembly and clonal mAb selection.

Interact with informatic engineers to develop processes that support automated antibody development workflows including antibody (DNA and protein sequence) registration, tracking, archiving, and inventory.

What we are looking for in a Research Associate II:

The successful candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. degree in molecular biology or related science and 4+ years of applying molecular biology skills, preferably in an antibody research or industrial setting.

Have a basic understanding of antibody therapeutics including IgGs (variable heavy and light chains and constant region), FAbs, bispecific antibodies, and VHH antibodies).

Experience and expertise in performing polymerase chain reactions (PCR), general DNA plasmid construct assembly, steps necessary for antibody clone isolation including bacterial transformation, bacterial colony picking, bacterial clone culturing, plasmid purification at the mini to maxi scale, and analyzing DNA sequences.

Experience in working with tools for antibody DNA sequence analysis, sequence confirmation, and sequence alignment is essential.

Basic molecular biology skills in DNA ligation, DNA mutagenesis, oligonucleotide design, and endonuclease restriction digestion analysis are also required.

Why Choose R&D Partners?

As an employee, you have access to a comprehensive benefits package including:

Medical insurance PPO, HMO & HSA

Dental & Vision insurance

401k plan

Employee Assistance Program

Long-term disability

Weekly payroll

Expense reimbursement

Online timecard approval


Pay Scale:

$53,081 $101,818 (Dependent on Experience)

R&D Partners is a global functional service provider and strategic staffing resource specializing in scientific, clinical research & engineering. We provide job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

R&D Partners is an equal-opportunity employer.

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