Research Associate 2, Discovery Technologies

Brisbane, CA
Jun 13, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Unity Biotechnology is a nascent integrated biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing medicines to treat chronic diseases associated with aging. We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and are seeking to hire a research associate for a position in our Discovery Technologies group. This group plays a critical functional role supporting programs to discover and develop innovative drugs for an emerging and exciting biology. The successful candidate will be both a strong lab-based individual contributor and a team player who synergizes with other scientists.


  • Development and execution of molecular assays in human and animal tissues/cells
  • Preparation of samples for informatics-based experiments (e.g. sc/RNAseq, proteomics)
  • Generate key datasets for preclinical drug development programs
  • Experimental design and execution; Analysis and interpretation of data
  • Presentation (verbal/written) of findings to the Discovery team


  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular or Cellular Biology, Pharmacology, or a related field and 3-5 years of scientific experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with mammalian primary cell culture and human tissues (dissection/cell dissociation, explant cultures)
  • Expert in molecular biology and RNA / protein-based assays (e.g. PCR, quantitative PCR, SDS-Page, western blotting)
  • Experience with flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and multiplexed antibody-based detection methods is preferred
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design, execute, troubleshoot and interpret experiments
  • Exceptional critical thinking, data analysis, and problem-solving skills