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Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 05/04/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11240 Pay Rate: $26.00 - $42.00

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 developmental pipeline.  

  • Our clients Advanced Cell Engineering (ACE) Hub within the Molecular Biology Department is seeking an enthusiastic Contractor to assist in the production of genetically-modified disease models using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, generating, and optimizing engineered iPSC models, along with executing proper quality control measures on these modified lines.
  • The candidate will also support the needs of the ACE Hub through the following responsibilities:
    • Tissue culture (specifically stem cell culture) - passaging and banking of cells, transfection, single cell cloning, and genotyping.
    • Tissue culture room and lab maintenance.
    • Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and flow cytometry.
    • Registry and inventory management of banked cells using using informatics platforms.

Job Requirements

  • A self-motivated candidate with a background in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Stem Cell Biology or a related discipline is required.
  • Strongest consideration will be given to candidates demonstrating successful application of molecular and/or genetic techniques in cell-based systems.
  • Preferred expertise includes: human iPSC culture, mammalian tissue culture, single cell cloning, transfection/nucleofection techniques, CRISPR/gene editing, RNAi, PCR, DNA handling and extraction, and FACS/flow cytometry assay and analysis.
  • An ability to work in a collaborative environment while multi-tasking is critical.
  • The successful candidate will have extensive lab experience allowing them to work independently within a dynamic research environment, and have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • A detail-oriented candidate with a Bachelors or Masters degree in a biology-related field with hands-on laboratory 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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