Research Associate

Location
94520, Concord
Posted
Jan 18, 2019
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Perform GLP and research assays using a variety of different human pathogens in human blood products. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute experiments, make observations, analyze data and interpret results, either independently or as a team member.
  • Work with various pathogenic organisms in BSL-2 environments.
  • Prepare and manipulate various blood products, including plasma, platelets and RBC.
  • Develop, optimize and qualify or validate bacteriology enumeration assays.
  • Analyze data and results for research experiments as well as GLP studies.
  • Draft summary reports and protocols.May also assist with preparation of study plans, final reports and other required documentation.
  • Participate in the validation of new methods.
  • Maintain laboratory instruments.
  • Document work in laboratory notebook in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Present results of data at department and/or project meetings.
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature.
  • May contribute to scientific publications.
  • May determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/Requirements/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent certification in a scientific discipline.
  • Experience working with pathogenic bacteria and viruses desirable
  • Experience working with human blood products desirable
  • Basic understanding of laboratory procedures, equipment, and computerized data handling.
  • Team-oriented
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Good communication skills (encompasses verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)
  • Time management (schedules, timelines, task prioritization)
  • Attention to detail.