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Research Associate II-III

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 03/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11636 Pay Rate: $30.00 - $50.00

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 newly established Cell Therapy Department is seeking a self-motivated and intellectually curious Research Associate to join our growing team.
  • The ideal candidate is a skilled lab-based stem cell biologist who is driven to contribute to a rigorous scientific and collaborative environment.
  • The successful candidate will be integral to setting up the Cell Therapy laboratory and make impactful contributions towards meeting the departments goals.
  • This is a two year position with the possibility of extension.
  • Final title will be contingent on years of experience upon offer.

  • Utilize state of the art technologies for cell and genome engineering.
  • Execute protocols to maintain and differentiate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
  • Perform analytical workflows encompassing but not limited to gene-based assays and cell-based assays.
  • Data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and communication of findings in internal scientific meetings.
  • Coordination of equipment on-boarding and maintenance.
  • Maintain compliance with lab safety, training and documentation.
  • Occasional weekend work and lifting ~25lbs.

Job Requirements

  • BS/MS in Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or a related discipline.
  • Strong background in sterile aseptic mammalian cell culture techniques and experience working with human iPSCs.
  • Technical expertise in at least two of the following areas: cell based functional assays, image acquisition/analysis, molecular assays (NGS, RT-PCR, dd-PCR).
  • Proven ability to multitask, collaborate and communicate effectively.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with single cell cloning and stem cell differentiation.
  • Familiar with automation, liquid handling and high-throughput screening.
  • Experience with delivery of genome engineering systems to iPSCs.
  • Prior industry work experience.
  • Experience using software for flow cytometry analysis, electronic lab notebook and data visualization. Some examples include: FlowJo, Benchling, Spotfire, GraphPad Prism, Geneious, Snapgene etc.

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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