Research Associate I

South San Francisco, California 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 4057 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 temp position in the Immunohistochemistry(IHC) and In Situ Hybridization (ISH)  lab within the Pathology Department.
  • The candidate will be working as a part of a team that focuses on developing and implementing IHC and ISH assays.
  • The position requires thorough understanding and proficient use of current IHC methodology including antigen retrieval techniques, mouse-on-mouse technologies, amplification systems, immunoflourescence  and operation and maintenance of IHC and ISH automation.
  • The individual in this position should enjoy challenges such as working with novel antibodies, implementing new technologies and efficient handling of multiple projects.
  • Other job relevant tasks include technical interpretation of observations, data acquisition (microscopy), data recording (database entry), photographic documentation and communication of findings.



  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team Oriented, dependable, self starter.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction.
  • At least 6 months lab experience, preferably in a testing environment.
  • Have hands on experience with IHC and ISH techniques.
  • 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.



  • The candidate should have BS/MS degree or preferably 3+ years experience in Immunohistochemistry
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