Senior Research Associate (Molecular/Cell Biology)

San Francisco, California
Market Rate
Jan 24, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Under the supervision of senior scientist(s) the candidate will be involved in the development of new assays and execution of assays using standard operating protocols.  

Essential Job Functions and Job Requirements:

  • Candidate must be knowledgeable and understand basic principles of molecular biology. Must have hands-on experience in various methods including DNA/RNA isolation from cells and tissues, q-PCR; RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis and PCR-sequencing
  • Prior hands-on experience with cell culture and in biochemical analytical methods including ELISA, IP and Western Blotting is required
  • Experience in analyzing qPCR data
  • Proficiency in using Word, Excel and Power Point

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills: 

  • BS/MS
  • 1-3 years of relevant laboratory experience in an industrial setting

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Execute work with speed and excellence as needed in a start-up environment
  • Motivated, responsible and positive attitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organization, data presentation and reporting skills
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, and scientific rigor