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Research Associate II/Senior RA, Crispr Screening

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 05/11/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11095 Pay Rate: $90k - $110k

Job Description

Our client is a clinical stage gene therapy company developing a novel technology platform that can provide safe and persistent control of targeted gene regulation. 

Job Duties:
  • Develop high-throughput functional screening platforms for a portfolio of cell therapy applications
  • Develop DNA constructs and cellular CRISPR libraries
  • Develop, evaluate, optimize, and implement new technologies, laboratory protocols, and methodologies for biochemical and cell-based assays
  • Provide expert support for multiplexing and scaling biological readouts across our broader scientific team
  • Maintain familiarity with the relevant current literature and its application to multiplexing readouts and cell therapy
  • Coordinate tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization and planning
  • Interpret and effectively execute experiments in line with project timelines and goals

Job Requirements

  • BS/MS in molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical or related fields, with 3+ years of relevant research experience in industry or academia
  • Strong knowledge of sterile technique with significant experience maintaining cell lines and primary cell cultures
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity, and deliver high-quality results
  • Strong candidates will also possess the following Skills:
    • Lentivirus packaging and transduction
    • DNA and RNA extraction/purification (mini and maxi preps, etc.)
    • PCR/RT-PCR
    • Molecular cloning (digestion, ligation, gel electrophoresis, etc.)
  • Exceptional candidates may also possess the following skills or experiences:
    • Experience using CRISPR technologies for cell line engineering (knockout, knock-in, base-editing, CRISPRi/a)
    • Flow cytometry
    • Working knowledge of NGS technologies and workflows

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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