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Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/02/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11659 Pay Rate: $21.00 - $37.00

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or lie-threatening medical conditions, they are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Job Overview:

Our client's Molecular Biology Department is seeking a Research Associate to assist with the development and optimization of its nucleic acid therapeutics including the company's individualized Neoantigen Specific immunotherapy (iNeST) platform.

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for the design, generation, archiving, and distribution of RNA-based reagents to support fast-paced, pre-clinical studies.
  • The candidate is expected to adapt to evolving project needs and work effectively in both independent and team based research environments.
  • Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate across a cross-functional team.

Job Requirements

  • Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in molecular cloning, nucleic acid chemistry, in vitro transcription, mRNA analytics, protein expression analysis, and basic cell culture.
  • Ideal candidates will also have a firm understanding of immunology, manipulation of immune cells, and molecular biology/data analysis software (Benchling, SnapGene, DNAStar, Microsoft Excel macros, etc).
  • A self-motivated, detail-oriented candidate with a Bachelors or Masters degree in a Molecular biology-related field with 2+ years of laboratory research experience.

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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