Research Associate, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

San Francisco, CA, United States
Feb 28, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Summary:

The Research Associate, Biochemistry and Cell Biology will play a key role in characterizing novel small molecule drug candidates by performing biochemical and cell-based assays to support SAR related activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Execute biochemical and cell-based screening assays to evaluate drug candidates
  • Responsible for developing, establishing and executing in vitro and ex vivo studies involved in the characterization of lead compounds
  • Develop and optimize novel assays
  • Independently plan, execute and analyze experiments
  • Evaluate and communicate technical information clearly
  • Learn new laboratory techniques, troubleshoot experiments, and ensure experiments are well designed and performed to a high standard
  • Be proactive in troubleshooting technical problems during assay development


  • BA/BS or M.S degree in life sciences or related discipline
  • 2-4 years of laboratory research experience
  • Cell biology and biochemistry background
  • Competency working with blood samples is an advantage
  • Knowledge in basic spectroscopy
  • Experience with data analysis using excel and Prism
  • Ability to evaluate and clearly communicate results
  • The candidate will be expected to work independently and effectively within a team setting, be proactive and design experiments to answer specific scientific questions.
  • Good presentation skills are essential

Fit with GBT culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.