Senior Research Associate, Molecular and Cell Biology

San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 14, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Senior Research Associate with expertise in cell biology and assay development. This position will support our drug discovery effort, by generating key research tools and executing biochemical and cell-based assays to support identification and optimization of drug-like molecules.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team focused on elucidating the in-vitro properties of proteins involved in human hemoglobinopathies. He or she will play a key strategic role in identifying and applying techniques and methods to profile and characterize small-molecule agents supporting early research and drug discovery programs. Major responsibilities will include independent hands-on experimental work to support ongoing drug discovery efforts. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, work autonomously with a variety of techniques, and comfortable presenting results to cross-functional teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform in vitro studies for early drug discovery projects
  • Execute cell-based and biochemical screening assays to evaluate drug candidates
  • Develop and optimize novel assays
  • Independently plan, execute and analyze experiments

  • BS or MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, or a related field with at least 5 years of laboratory experience
  • Broad expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques
  • Working experience and skills in cell-based assays, flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy are required
  • Experience in developing biophysical and biochemical assays is a plus
  • Experience with lab automation is highly desirable
  • Application of genome editing technologies is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to approach solutions by systematic troubleshooting, creative/critical thinking, high degree of accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral, written, presentation)
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute actively to an integrated team

Fit with GBT culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.