Contract - Research Associate (Cell-based assays)

San Diego, CA

This is a contract position with an expected duration of 4 - 6 months

Our Ideal Candidate:

You are highly motivated and results driven individual who is excited to join a fast-paced and innovative start-up company. You have a background in mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays and have an interest in expanding your skillset in high-throughput screening (HTS) for drug discovery.


Role and responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in our cell-based screening platform with primary responsibilities in performing mammalian cell culture.
  • Perform high-throughput profiling assays to support small molecule drug discovery projects
  • Optimize and miniaturize assays to enable HTS
  • Evaluate data, prepare protocols and record results in a timely manner
  • Maintain ELN with detailed records of work performed

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Biology or related field with 2+ years of relevant lab experience, or MS in Biology or a related field
  • Strong background in mammalian cell culture
  • Experience in performing cell-based assays
  • Highly organized, capable of culturing multiple lines and keeping track of banked cell inventory
  • Ability to perform data analysis using Microsoft Excel, Prism, or other analytical software
  • Critical thinker with strong oral and written communication skills and experience communicating data
  • A self-motivated and flexible team player who is enthusiastic about advancing new medicines and delivering impactful drugs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with standard lab automation equipment including dispensers and acoustic liquid handlers
  • Experience troubleshooting cell-based assay design and development
  • Experience with assay miniaturization for high throughput screening
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques including plasmid design, stable-cell line generation and transient transfection/transduction would be desirable

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