Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/11/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 6841

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.


  • A temp position in the mouse embryonic stem cell culture/CRISPR lab in the Molecular Biology Department.
  • The candidate will be working as a part of a team that focuses on creating mouse models for investigators to study diseases.
  • The successful candidate will operate and maintain multiple instruments including Biomek I5 robot for high throughput sample preparation, Powerwave HT for plate DNA concentration reads, and mantis for plate normalization.
  • Traditional PCR, nested long-range PCR skills are required to identify correct target clones.
  • Knowledge of ddPCR and dPCR are highly preferred.
  • This candidate must be flexible to handle urgent requests and to perform multiple laboratory duties.



  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team Oriented, dependable, self-starter.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction.
  • At least 6 months lab experience, preferably in a testing environment.
  • 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.
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and listening skills, as well as interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent skills in high throughput quantitative analysis.
  • Experiences in instrument maintenance and instrument troubleshooting.
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, flexibility and an eagerness to learn.
  • Must be highly motivated team player and work well with others with good communication skills.



  • The candidate must have BS/MS degree in molecular biology or biochemistry.
  • Recent college grads ok.
  • Preferably 1+ year’s experience in molecular biology in pharmaceutical industry.
  • No PhDs.
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