Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

San Diego, CA or San Francisco, CA
Jun 06, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

COI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate with demonstrated skills in assay development and molecular biology to join one of our affiliate companies, Janux, Inc. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing functional assays to generate data for characterizing therapeutic biologics. In addition, she/he will be involved in target validation, analysis of recombinant antibodies and proteins, and maintenance of mammalian cell lines.

Job functions and responsibilities

  • Design and execute functional assays for characterizing therapeutic antibodies and proteins in vitro
  • Support biochemical and ELISA-based assays
  • Perform mammalian cell culture and transfection
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data
  • Communicate and present data in team meetings
  • Maintain accurate documentations for all experimental procedures, data, and results


  • Experience in ELISA, flow cytometry, and microscopy
  • Demonstrated experience in aseptic cell culture techniques, in vitro cell-based assay development and optimization
  • Experience in standard molecular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR
  • Experience in protein analysis: SDS-PAGE and Western blot
  • Experience in in vitro and in vivo therapeutic antibody/protein screens is desired, but not required
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Attention to detail with good problem solving skills
  • An excellent team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, or related scientific discipline with 3-5+ years of experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry, or Master’s degree with 2+ years of experience