Research Associate

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 08/02/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 6632

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • A temporary position in the department of Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology.
  • The successful candidate will be participating in biologics drug discovery projects in the disease therapeutic areas of Immunology, cancer immunology and neuroscience.
  • More specifically, the individual will develop, validate and execute medium and high-throughput biochemical and cell-based functional assays to identify and characterize candidate molecules.
  • The individual will be expected to conduct in vitro assays to interrogate drug candidate with respect to its in vitro potency/efficacy, MOA, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics properties and immunogenicity.
  • In addition, the individual will be expected to incorporate automation into his/her workflow and harness novel technologies in assay development.



  • Basic understanding and experience in mammalian cell culture, gene expression analysis and flowcytometry analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Clear oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong collaborative skills and enjoy working in multi-disciplinary project team environment.



  • The qualified individual will possess a B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Immunology with hands-on experience in academic or biopharmaceutical lab setting.
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