Research Associate

94520, Concord
Dec 07, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Summary and Scope of Position:

Perform microbiological assays, including under GLP conditions, using a variety of human and non-human pathogens in the presence of blood components.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute experiments, make observations, analyze data and interpret results, either independently or as a team member including experiments for product claims and regulatory submissions.
  • Work with various viruses in BSL-2+ environments.
  • Prepare and manipulate various blood products, including plasma, platelets and RBC.
  • Develop, optimize and qualify or validate viral enumeration assays.
  • Perform and appropriately document GLP and notebook studies.
  • Participate in the validation of new methods.
  • May present results of data at departmental or project meetings.
  • Maintain laboratory instruments.
  • Document work in laboratory notebook in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Drafts summary reports, protocols and quantitative analyses.
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature.
  • Contribute to project process within his/her scientific discipline.
  • Assist in identifying patentable inventions.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent certification in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience, or
  • Masters degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum 2 years of experience.
  • Experience culturing mammalian cell culture.
  • Experience working with viruses desirable.
  • Experience working with human blood products desirable.
  • Experience working in a GLP or other regulated environment.
  • Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.
  • Solid understanding of GLP/GMP requirements.
  • Understanding of laboratory procedures, equipment, and computerized data handling.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good analytical skills; problem-solving, trouble-shooting, innovative, resourceful.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good communication skills (encompasses verbal, written, interpersonal, listening).
  • Good time management (schedules, timelines, task prioritization).