Senior Research Associate, Analytical Technologies - Fremont, CA | Biospace
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Senior Research Associate, Analytical Technologies

Asterias Biotherapeutics

Fremont, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Senior Research Associate,

Job Description

Asterias Biotherapeutics is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate or Senior Research Associate with a strong background in flow cytometry and other cell-based assays.  As part of the Assay Services group, the successful candidate will perform bioanalytical assays to support the development of novel stem cell therapies.


•   Develop, conduct and qualify flow cytometry assays to characterize stem cells and differentiated cells
•   Maintain database of the results for comparison/analysis
•   As needed, conduct biochemical and molecular assays such as ELISAs and qPCR
•   Culture mammalian cells and produce cell banks
•   Track and maintain pre-tested reagent stock, controls and cell banks
•   Transfer cell-based and other assays that have completed feasibility assessment from R&D into Analytical Technologies for further cell characterization and use
•   Write and review analytical protocols and analytical development reports
•   Adhere to timelines for all lab work and documentation; work with minimal supervision
•   Participate in and present at relevant departmental meetings
•   Collaborate closely with personnel in other departments
•   Perform general lab maintenance duties


BA or BS in scientific field, or equivalent, with 2 or more years of industry experience.  Must have extensive flow cytometry experience and demonstrated trouble-shooting abilities.  Skilled with various other techniques including mammalian cell culture, qPCR and ELISA, is strongly desired.  Previous work with stem cells is a plus.  Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.  Ability to work on fast-paced, collaborative teams and demonstrate flexibility in response to changing priorities is a must.