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Technical Development Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 02/26/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11614 Pay Rate: $40.00 - $52.00

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 development pipeline.

Job Knowledge & Scope
  • The candidate is responsible for providing support to pre-Early Stage Research to Early Development projects with high-throughput protein production from mammalian transient cultures.
  • We are looking for a motivated candidate with cell culture and sterile technique experience to join our team to enable protein production.
  • The primary functions of will include maintaining seed train cultures and performing transfections in CHO and HEK293 cells in scales ranging from 1mL to 25L have harvesting the HCCF.
  • Experience with liquid handlers and automation and/ or experience with Bioreactors is preferable.
  • The additional responsibilities associated with these functions include: equipment maintenance, reagent preparation, lab management, data management, and troubleshooting.
  • The candidate will also work on improving existing cell culture platforms and developing new platforms to deliver diverse protein and cellular reagents to enable a large number of research programs.
  • The candidate must be highly self-motivated, organized, detail oriented and responsive to feedback.
  • The candidate is expected to precisely follow written procedures, practice sterile technique, demonstrate accurate documentation skills, and report deviations in a timely manner.
  • They should be able to work independently within guidelines and policies, with minimal guidance.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required:
  • B.S. (with 0-4yrs relevant experience) or M.S. (with 0-2yrs relevant experience) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields.
  • Suspension adapted mammalian cell culture (CHO and/or HEK293).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have strong collaborative skills.

  • State-of-the-art transient and stable protein expression experience.
  • Relevant bioreactor experience.
  • Hands-on experience with automation and liquid handlers like Tecan Freedom.
  • Evo and Hamilton Microlab Star.
  • Knowledge of cell biology, cell engineering, molecular biology, recombinant protein purification and protein characterization is preferred.

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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