Research Associate I

South San Francisco, California 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 02/20/2018 Job ID: 3905 Industry: Research - Discovery

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 opportunity is available for a highly motivated researcher to contribute to the identification and mechanistic dissection of factors associated with human malignancies
  • This individual will contribute to drug discovery and clinical translation within the areas of inflammation, immunotherapy and molecular oncology
  • This individual will work on novel strategies for immune cell activation in the context of cancer immunology
  • Duties include mammalian cell culture, primary cell culture and cell-based assays



  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction
  • At least 6 months lab experience, preferably in a testing environment
  • Able to apply analytical skills and judgment in assessing the quality of assay data and assay performance
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and listening skills, as well as interpersonal skills required
  • Desired technical skills include  mammalian cell-culture, primary cell handling, cell-based assays, molecular cloning, stable cell line generation and flow cytometry
  • Experience with immunoassays preferred
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, flexibility and an eagerness to learn
  • Must be a highly motivated team player, works well with others and good communication skills



  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a biology-related field (Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Immunology preferred) with 1+ years of laboratory research experience or PhD in biomedical field with 0-5 years experience
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