Research Associate: Lead Discovery and Optimization

Hayward, CA, United States
Nov 03, 2020
Science/R&D, Research
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Our Lead Discovery and Optimization team is a central, critical element of our research engine. We are looking to greatly expand the size and scope of this department, with positions available immediately. We are seeking self-motivated, collaborative and highly skilled individuals to work with us to discover novel anti-inflammatory and immunotherapeutic oncology drugs.

We have an opening for an enthusiastic and motivated research associate. The job requires the application of creative problem-solving approaches to the execution of new biochemical and cell-based assays. The successful candidate will have excellent practical laboratory skills, coupled with aptitude and enthusiasm for automated laboratory assay techniques.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing routing assays to support chemistry efforts.
  • Execution of new biochemical and cell-based assays.
  • Practical laboratory work, managing day to day tasks and ensuring timely delivery of high-quality results.
  • Utilizing liquid handling systems and laboratory robotics to implement in vitro
  • Contribute during lab meetings and assist in the analysis and reporting of experimental data to project teams.


  • Bachelor's/Master's degree with 0-3 years of industry experience in molecular biology/biochemistry or related field.
  • Practical experience with common cell biology techniques such as mammalian cell culture, transient and/or stable transfection.
  • Proven laboratory skills coupled with an aptitude for critical thinking and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Candidates familiar with at least some of the following protocols will be regarded favorably; ELISA, Fluorescence Polarization, Luminescence, Absorbance, FRET and AlphaLISA ® as well as enzyme and inhibitor characterization.
  • Familiarity with liquid handling systems and laboratory automation would be an advantage.