Randstad Research Associate in Novato, California

Research Associate

job details:

  • location:Novato, CA

  • salary:$27.20 - $32 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • experience:3 Years

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:28084

job description

Research Associate

job summary:

This client is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. This client will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind. The client's Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain This client's cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives.

The selected candidate will work in the Analytical Chemistry group to assist in the advancement of the client's therapeutics for clinical evaluation and potential commercialization. The candidate will be responsible for developing analytical methods and performing the work required for transfer of these methods to assay service groups in Analytical Chemistry and to the Quality Control group. The selected individual will work within Analytical Chemistry's Vector Biology and Immunochemistry team. The selected candidate should possess excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills and be a self-starter willing to work efficiently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

location: Novato, California

job type: Contract

salary: $27.20 - 32.00 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Masters

responsibilities:

  • Operate fundamental laboratory equipment required for cell and molecular biology.

  • Efficiently plan, design, and execute experiments under limited supervision.

  • Maintain excellent laboratory notes.

  • Communicate research results in oral and written formats.

  • Design and execute analytical techniques - qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, fluorescence, colorimetric, chemiluminescence microplate assays, protein-protein interaction methods, protein and nucleic acid gel electrophoresis, western blotting, immunofluorescence and other cell-based detection methods, flow cytometry.

  • Execute cell-based assays, viral

qualifications:

  • ?B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, or related discipline.

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience or minimal experience with Masters desired.

  • Fully proficient in fundamental laboratory techniques and equipment.

  • Ability to efficiently plan, design and execute experiments under limited supervision.

  • Proven data analysis skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills within cross-functional environment.

  • Excellent cell culture skills for bacterial and human cell lines.

  • Knowledge of analytical techniques - PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, fluorescence, colorimetric, chemiluminescence microplate assays, protein-protein interaction methods, protein and nucleic acid gel electrophoresis, western blotting, immunofluorescence and other cell-based detection methods, flow cytometry.

  • Experience with transformation of bacteria and clone isolation and characterization.

  • Experience with RNA, DNA, and protein isolation, purification, and evaluation methods required.

  • Experience with viral and cell-based assays desired.

  • Experience with automation desired.

  • Proven flexibility and execution skills to deliver in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.

skills: PCR, MS-EXCEL, Analytical Chemistry, Assay Development, In Vitro, Flow Cytometry, Protein Purification, RT-PCR

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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