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Research Associate, Technology Development

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 12/12/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 10005 Pay Rate: $65k - $70k

Job Description

Our client is an early-stage biotechnology company developing a novel technology platform that can provide safe and persistent control of targeted gene regulation.


  • Conduct high-throughput screening for a portfolio of novel target activities.
  • Generate DNA constructs and CRISPR libraries.
  • Development, evaluation, optimization and implementation of new technologies, laboratory protocols, and methodologies for biochemical and cell-based assays.
  • Provide expert support for multiplexing and scaling biological readouts across our broader scientific team.
  • Maintain familiarity with the relevant current literature and its application to multiplexing readouts and cell therapy.
  • Coordinate tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization and planning.
  • Interpret and effectively execute experiments in line with project timelines and goals.

Job Requirements

  • Significant experience with mammalian cell culture (primary and/or immortalized cell lines), transfection, transduction, and cell-based assays.
  • Experience with high-throughput functional CRISPR screening; prior experience using gene editing, RNAi, CRISPRa/i, or CRISPR KO/KI strategies.
  • Working knowledge of NGS technologies and workflows.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity and independently deliver and present high-quality results.
  • Strong skills in molecular biology (including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, bacterial transformation, etc.)
  • Experience with plasmid design, molecular cloning, and seamless cloning
  • Experience in lentivirus packaging
  • Experience with flow cytometry and/or FACS


  • BS/MS in molecular biology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, stem cell or related fields, with 4+ years of relevant research experience in industry or academia.


Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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