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Research Associate

Seattle, WA 98121

Posted: 03/01/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Medical Affairs Job Number: 11625 Pay Rate: $34.00 - $37.00

Job Description

Our client develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, services, test, platforms, and technologies.

  • Propose and execute high quality laboratory experiments with guidance from senior team members.
  • Support projects that are immediately relevant to company milestones in a fast-paced environment.
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems in creative ways.
  • Learn and execute SOPs to produce critical reagents.
  • Communicate results to supervisor and project teams and propose innovative solutions to scientific challenges.
  • Uses technical writing skills to generate reports and documents in a timely manner.
  • Assumes accountability for electronic lab notebook documentation, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately and consistently, and according to established formats.
  • Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation.
  • Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA).
  • Makes recommendations and acts as appropriate to keep the lab a safe environment for all team members, including regular housekeeping tasks.
  • Maintains a clean and organized personal and communal lab space.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills or Ability:
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced setting
  • Very good organization skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficient in basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory skills (e.g. pipetting, sterile technique)
  • Experience with handling and purifying nucleic acids and proteins.
  • Experience with assay or technology development.
  • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing platforms, PCR, automated liquid handling systems.
  • Ability to work safely within the lab and take appropriate actions to ensure lab safety.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a keen ability to listen to directions and company goals and execute them effectively.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels.
Education Requirement:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related field.
  • Min. 2 years of 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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