Temp - Research Associate 1- Discovery Medicine (6 mo. assignment)

San Diego, CA, United States
Aug 22, 2019
Science/R&D, Research
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Tocagen is a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company focused on developing first-in-class, broadly applicable product candidates designed to activate a patient's immune system against their own cancer from within.

Every member of our team plays a significant role in our success. Tocagen hires individuals who share our passion for ending cancer mortality and have exceptional talent that will contribute to this goal.


The TEMP Research Associate 1, R&D Discovery Medicine will be responsible for performing laboratory based research aimed at the immunological assessment of human samples, including blood and tissue collected from patients undergoing investigational cancer treatments. This position will also assist the flow cytometry core in performance of daily duties.

Duties and Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
  • Preparation of laboratory reagents
  • Responsible for processing, handling and analyzing human blood and tissue samples
  • Assists in experiments for the development and qualification of laboratory assays
  • Responsible for executing assays including flow cytometry, ELISA and PCR
  • Assist in the proper operation and maintenance of flow cytometry instrumentation and other core facility equipment
  • Maintain detailed records including a laboratory notebook and SOP documentation
  • Performs other duties as required

Desired Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Biology or related discipline
  • Experience or comfort handling human blood and tissue products
  • Experience with aseptic technique and tissue culture
  • Experience in flow cytometry is desired but not required
  • Knowledge or experience following standard operating procedures and compliance with patient samples
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft office
  • Enjoys working in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Able to lift 5-10 lbs