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Research Associate I

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 04/19/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Scientific Job Number: 11203 Pay Rate: $40.00 - $43.00

Job Description

Our client focuses on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.

  • The Gene Therapy Research group in is looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to join our Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) Purification and Analytics team.
  • In this role, you will purify standard and novel AAVs using established protocols as well as characterize purified material using state-of-the-art analytical tools under our supervision.
  • In addition, a successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in exploratory and pipeline projects and learn about research and manufacturing side of gene therapy drug development.

  • Perform standard AAV purifications and purified material characterization following established protocols.
  • Maintain an accurate electronic laboratory notebook to record daily activities and experimental results.
  • Prepare or update protocols and other documents, as needed.
  • Effectively communicate experimental findings and collaborate with other team members.
  • Perform assigned tasks in a timely manner to meet project deadlines.

Job Requirements

  • Experience working in a laboratory setting is highly desirable, but not essential.
  • Virus and/or protein purification experience using FPLC and/or HPLC chromatography is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Openness and willingness to learn new skills and/or laboratory techniques is a must.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Meet Your Recruiter

Melissa Politron

As a Compass Recruiter, Melissa "Mel" is excited about rediscovering her passion in helping candidates find opportunities that will excel their professional lives and improve their personal lives. She brings a deeply-rooted excitement to the team by understanding the people she works with and finding ways she can support them. Mel's connections with others inspires her to make a difference in the overall well being of her colleagues, candidates and clients alike. 

Outside of Compass, Mel enjoys cooking, dancing and being a mom to her three wonderful boys. She has an obsession with home organization and thoroughly enjoys solving other families' organizational needs. Mel is also very passionate about One Heart Source, a humanitarian organization that combats conditions such as poverty, diseases and illiteracy through education. She participated as a summer volunteer teacher in Tanzania and credits the organization for shaping her into the person she is today. 

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