Sr. Research Associate (Preclinical / Study Monitoring)

San Francisco, CA, United States
May 04, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary:

Nektar Therapeutics' San Francisco office (Mission Bay) is seeking a talented Sr. Research Associate to join our growing Toxicology group to assist with pre-clinical study-monitoring and management, including development of archiving systems. This individual performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for multiple projects; oversees and monitors the out-sourcing of studies to aid in vivo and in vitro efforts in preclinical research; provides support in animal model development and validation, as well as in-vitro immuno-biology studies to support the in-vivo models; exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies; maintains familiarity with current scientific literature; and, may participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.


The Sr. Research Associate also produces competent, reproduce-able results to a high technical standard; makes complex detailed observations and analyzes data to provide an interpretation of results from which recommendations may be made; uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve advanced technical problems; independently investigates, creates and develops methods, experiments and/or technologies for project advancement; collects and analyzes complex data to prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and/or quantitative analyses; maintains accurate and well-organized study records, worksheets and notebooks; maintains current training requirements; functions as a team resource across the organization able to perform a variety of laboratory based tasks; and, maintains compliance to company Environmental Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices.


A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 8 years work experience in a research and/or development environment is required. Prior experience in an in vivo lab or immunology lab a plus. Experience with database management highly desired. Must have excellent analytical skills, with significant hands on laboratory experience. Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles. Must be able to demonstrate good decision-making skills. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to independently write reports. Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies. Must have demonstrated problem solving abilities. Strong organizational skills are required and computer skills are required. Working knowledge of MS word, Excel, Power point is a plus. Experience working in an FDA regulated environment is highly desired. Must be able to work well in and promote a team environment, and demonstrate leadership abilities. Must be able to provide technical assistance to others in a wide range of laboratory based activities/techniques. Travel to CRO/CMO site for study monitoring required (up to 25% of time).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.