Senior Research Associate

La Jolla, California
Oct 04, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Summary: Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research, Inc., a dynamic BioPharma organization engaged in the discovery of novel therapeutics for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, is seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate with demonstrated technical and analytical competence to support early-stage drug discovery efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Performs laboratory experiments directed at target and drug candidate validation with limited supervision. Required technical skills include:

    • Cell Biology: human blood and mouse tissue processing, cell subset isolation, tissue culture, in vitro functional assays, flow cytometry, and ELISA detection methods

    • In vivo: mouse handling, injections/immunizations/bleeds via multiple routes, tissue harvest, breeding colony management

  • Designs experiments and analyzes routine and complex data produced from cell-based assays and in vivo mouse models with limited guidance by a supervisor and/or other scientists. Demonstrates proficiency in data analysis software such as Excel, Prism, and FlowJo.

  • Develops new protocols and troubleshoots existing protocols with limited guidance by a supervisor and/or other scientists.

  • Effectively manages multiple diverse tasks at the same time to produce quality results in a consistent and timely manner.

  • Participates in cross-functional teams by performing experiments and occasionally offers technical advice at team/group meetings; Shares technical expertise with other colleagues; trains or provides guidance to other personnel.

  • Must be highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, well organized and work effectively as part of a team.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in Immunology or Cell Biology or a related field and 5 years or more of relevant experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, or perceived affiliation with persons belonging to these protected classes.