Research Assistant - Hayward, CA | Biospace
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Research Assistant

Biolog, Inc.

Hayward, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biochemistry, Biologist, Biology, Biology Research, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Cell Culture, Microbiology,

Job Description

Summary: Perform (i) nutritional and chemical sensitivity assays using cultured mammalian cells and (ii) maintain, program and run both Tecan Aquarius and Genesis robots for the production of 96- and/or 384-well microplates for use in Phenotypic MicroArray (PM) research and (iii) order and stock consumable and reagents for mammalian cell culture lab.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The research assistant will perform all duties associated with culturing mammalian cells and performing various experiments to evaluate cell metabolism and chemical sensitivity.   Must be able to execute existing standardized experimental protocols as well as develop new protocols.  In addition, time will be spent learning how to maintain, program and run both Tecan Aquarius and Genesis liquid handling robots for manufacturing various microplates used in Phenotype MicroArray research.  Duties demand knowledge of aseptic technique, safe handling of biohazardous materials, maintaining laboratory notebooks, tabulating and graphing data, preparing technical reports and calibrating analytical instrumentation.  The candidate should be familiar with running widows based PC software like Excel and Word and be willing to learn how to use Tecan software to run the robots.  The candidate should be able to perform experiments that use spectrophotometry and densitometry and be able to solve algebra-based practical problems.  Additional responsibilities include ordering and organizing laboratory supplies, participating in laboratory chores such as biological waste sterilization and disposal, and assisting in other R&D projects as directed.


Position is located, and work is to be performed in Hayward CA.   Local candidate preferred.  

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Education and/or Experience            

BS or BA in biochemistry, microbiology, biology, molecular biology, genetics, or cell biology required.   Demonstrable laboratory experience and good laboratory technique required.  Job may involve handling of potentially infectious microorganisms under BSL2 conditions.  Basic chemistry skills to prepare and sterilize solutions, written and verbal communication skills, and basic computer skills also required.  This is an entry level position.