Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 07/10/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 6523
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.


Duties:
  • The successful candidate will lead translational research efforts in support of the Company' s Oncology pipeline
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for executing a wide range of cellular, biochemical, and molecular biology assays to understand the mechanism of action to RAS/MAPK targeted therapies
  • In addition, candidate will collaborate with the functional genomics group to run various high throughput screens using Cas9/CRISPR technology or small molecule libraries to identify combinations with therapeutic targets
Skills:
  • Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of molecular and cell biological techniques (in vitro and in vivo preferred)
  • Laboratory research experience in the area of cancer cell signaling
  • Some experience in high-throughput cell line screening, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, single-cell analysis, or computational analysis of large data sets would be an asset.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, verbal/written communication skills
  • Flexibility and interest in learning new techniques and skills in accordance with evolving research program needs
  • Ability and desire to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, innovative, and interdependent research environment

Education:
  • PhD degree with full time experience in an academic or biotechnology industry laboratory
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