Research Associate/Senior Research Associate - Translational Medicine

San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 13, 2020
Science/R&D, Research
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to join our Translational Medicine group and contribute to building pre-clinical translational hypotheses to guide patient selection and drug combinations with Zai's clinical pipeline. The incumbent will play a role in supporting development of pre-clinical models and biomarker discovery for our clinical pipelines.

This position reports to our Principal Scientist, Translational Medicine.


- Contribute to positioning our cancer therapeutics in right patient selection based on pre-clinical translational hypotheses

- Support development of pre-clinical models and biomarker discovery to establish best patient selection strategy for our clinical trials

- Support Translational Medicine efforts for the large/small molecule pipelines and Zai's clinical assets

- Perform routine assays (luminescence/fluorescence assay, qPCR, ELISA, cloning, cytotoxicity assay, western blot, immune staining, confocal microscope, gene knockdown/knockout, flow cytometer, cell culture)

- Process human biological samples

- Maintain/update sample/cell database

- Analyze data from experiments and present the data at a meeting


- BS in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 2-5 years' related laboratory experience, or MS with 0-2 years' experience

- Broad training/experience in Molecular/Cell Biology including but not limited to cell culture, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR/qPCR, ELISA, and primary cell isolation/culture is required

- Experience in the field of tumor biology is highly desirable, including hands-on experience with functional characterization of large/small molecules in vitro/ex vivo

- Experience in immunology/immune oncology is a huge plus

- Experience with human biological samples such as PBMC and in multi-color flow cytometer for characterization of human immune cells is preferred

- Demonstrated success in designing, conducting, and analyzing data with minimal supervision, as evidenced by a robust track record of productivity by advancing therapeutic programs

- Strong communication and collaboration skills, and capability to conduct research in fast-paced, cross-functional team environment

- Ability to interpret data clearlyand concisely both verbally and visually in presentations

- Ability to handle multiple tasks

- High integrity and desire to discover and develop transformational medicines for patients

If you are interested in this position, please send an email with your resume to .