Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 01/13/2021 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 8510

Job Description

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.



The Department of Translational Oncology is seeking a highly motivated employee to join a group of researchers evaluating novel targeted and immunotherapies in in-vivo tumor models.
  • The successful candidate will perform duties consistent with a Scientific Researcher, requiring proficiency with in vitro laboratory skills and familiarity with murine ex vivo sample analysis.
  • The employee will evaluate the effects of experimental therapeutics to inform diagnostic hypotheses and clinical decision-making for experimental and clinical-stage molecules.
  • Qualified applicants should have training in a relevant field (BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Immunology, Oncology, Pharmacology).
  • The position requires hands-on relevant experience with technical expertise in multiple techniques related to the analysis of pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) studies using murine-derived tumors, and tissues ex vivo is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate would be proficient in multiple analysis modalities, including ELISA, immunoblotting, RT-PCR, Fluidigm, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry. 
  • Proficiency with the handling of tissue or blood or blood products for analysis is an integral component of this job. 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.


Job Requirements


  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal skills, team-oriented, dependable, and self-starter.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instructions.
  • 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.
  • Hands-on experience in multiple analysis modalities, including ELISA, immunoblotting, RT-PCR, Fluidigm, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry.  
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