Research Associate II, Discovery Biology

Brisbane, California, United States
Sep 21, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking a highly motivated and diligent Research Associate II with cell biology background to join the Department of Biology in Myokardia. The successful candidate will be a member of the Discovery Biology group performing compound testing in cell-based and biochemical assays to support LO activities and HTS hits follow-up.


  • Performing cell-based and biochemical assays to test small molecular compounds
  • Standard cell culture support including maintaining and plating of cells
  • Instrument and assay troubleshooting support
  • Data analysis and report generation
  • Documentation of experimental procedure and result in laboratory notebook
  • Presentation of experimental result in group setting
  • Lab supply and equipment maintenance
  • Interaction with CRO as needed
  • Work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment



  • BS or MS degree in biology, biochemistry or other related life science field


  • 2-5 years of experience in developing and performing cell-based and biochemical assays in microtiter plate format.
  • Minimal 1 year of work experience in drug discovery of pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Hands on experience of mammalian cell culture, stable cell line maintenances and cell plating. Prior work experience with IPS-derived cardiomyocyte is desired

Technical Skills:

  • Lab automation equipment and plate readers, e.g., Bravo, Viaflo 384, FDSS uCell, Envision, SpectraMax M5,
  • Data analysis: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Prism, SoftMax Pro
  • Knowledge of ion channel and GPCR receptor.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, thorough record-keeping skills, excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Accountable, detail-oriented and quality-focused
  • Independent, self-motivated, and works well in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment