Research Associate / Sr Research Associate

94080, South San Francisco
Jul 11, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Our client is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology research, they are developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. 


  • This individual will support skeletal and cardiac muscle programs by running high-throughput biochemical and/or cellular assays for hit identification and lead optimization.
  • Execute electrophysiology experiments for assessment of lead molecules in adult rodent primary cardiomyocytes and run specialized muscle assays, crunch data and generate reports
  • The candidate will use data analysis software to analyze large datasets, generate integrated data analysis reports, and provide results to stakeholders in a timely manner. This individual will work closely with our engineering team to optimize and troubleshoot automation workflow processes.


  • The position requires a BS/MS in biochemistry, cell biology or related field with 3-5 years of research experience in a pharmaceutical, or biotechnology setting.
  • Experience in adult rodent cardiomyocyte isolation preferred
  • Prior experience in biochemical and/or cell-based assay development, execution including data analysis and reporting, is required
  • Familiarity with automation systems, liquid handling devices and experience with data analysis and visualization software Spotfire including Excel, GraphPad, Abase is preferred
  • Quick learner, demonstrate initiative and accountability
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-based, multi-disciplinary environment