Pharmaceutical Research Associate

94080, South San Francisco
Aug 31, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for a Pharmaceutical Research Associate to support our Professional Scientific Services group in South San Francisco, CA.

The Pharmaceutical Research Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide support in an automation laboratory where submitted samples are prepared for high-throughput screening using standard and novel assays.
  • General biochemistry wet lab skills (buffer and sample preparation, instrument setup, etc.).
  • Operate robotics and perform analysis of samples with a variety of biochemical and biophysical assays including HPLC (SEC, IEC, RP), capillary electrophoresis sodium dodecyl sulfate (CE-SDS), microfluidics, and UV-visible spectroscopy.
  • Perform data analysis primarily with Excel and other analysis programs.
  • Perform review and peer review of analytical data.
  • Troubleshoot methods and instrumentation problems as needed.
  • Prepare data for presentations and technical reports, and interact with other groups within and across departments.

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Goal and team oriented, dependable, self-starter.
  • A fundamental knowledge of proteins and antibodies.
  • Basic to advance analytical understanding in characterizing proteins with HPLC-based chromatographic techniques, electrophoresis methods, spectroscopy, and other biophysical characterization.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, adaptability, dependable, and with a positive attitude.
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
  • Able to learn new techniques well, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, attention to detail, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Matlab or similar computational experience is a plus.
  • Experience with automated liquid handling equipment and programming are a plus.
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting chromatography systems (HPLC) is a plus.

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, or other related degree concentration, with 1-2 years of industry experience or 1-2 years of academic research experience.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship.

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of South San Francisco, California are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and time-off, and dental and vision options.  To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website .

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.