Research Associate, Process Sciences - Analytics

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 07, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position: Research Associate, Process Sciences - Analytics
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Manager: Senior Scientist, Process Sciences
Status: Exempt

Neurona Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco focused on the development of neuronal cell-based therapies for intractable neurological diseases. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who has a passion for method development and validation that can thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment. The successful candidate will work as a member of the Process Sciences department on the Assay Development Team to both create novel analytical methods and validate current testing protocols on our cell therapeutics. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team, work on transformative science, and take part in building an exciting, science-driven company.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and validate assays and methods to characterize Neurona's cell therapy products.
  • Preparation and analysis of cell samples for flow cytometry, RT-qPCR, immunocytochemistry, fluorescence in-situ hybridization, ELISA and biological potency assays.
  • Work with outside CROs for outsourcing of testing not performed on-site.
  • Work with Neurona scientists to track expression and provide feedback on critical markers during cell-therapeutic production.
  • Thaw, maintain and bank control cell line cultures with aseptic techniques.
  • Maintain rigorous documentary records in laboratory notebooks, QC reports and databases.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • At least two years of industrial assay development experience is required.
  • Proven experience with ability to perform and analyze data from RT-qPCR and flow cytometry assays is a must.
  • Availability to work augmented and flexible hours and on occasional weekends.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in developing cell-based and molecular biology assays from scratch.
  • Experience working within a Quality Management System is an asset.

Education Requirements:
  • Minimum: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or biochemistry with 2+ years of industrial research experience.
  • Desired: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or biochemistry with 5+ years of industrial research experience or a Masters with 3+ years of industrial research experience.
  • Level of title is dependent on education and industry experience (RA I, RA II, RA III, Sr. RA, etc.).

For immediate consideration, please apply online via our website:
Neurona is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.