Senior Research Associate I - In Vitro

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jan 12, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

The Biology Department at Global Blood Therapeutics is looking for a qualified research associate with extensive experience performing HPLC, especially protein HPLC. Experience with clinical chromatography instruments (such as Bio-Rad variant II) is a plus. The candidate should be highly experienced with HPLC, or LC-MS operation, troubleshooting, and method development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform chromatography of human and murine proteins and blood samples
  • Develop/optimize chromatography conditions to allow for reliable quantitation of Hemoglobin variants
  • Quantitate Hemoglobin variants in blood samples
  • Perform routine data collection and maintenance with Bio-Rad Variant II HPLC
  • Oversee, collate and summarize biomarker data collected by CROs for study reports.
  • Analyze and report data in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Rigorous data organization in support of external collaborations
  • Maintain laboratory notebook
  • Present results to the team


  • BA/BS/MS in relevant field with 4+ years' experience in chromatography within a pharmaceutical company, clinical lab or academic equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 year of experience with HPLC operation (experience with Bio-Rad Variant II is a plus)
  • A minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience with HPLC method development (experience with protein HPLC is a plus)
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team-based environment is crucial
  • Drive, desire, motivation
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with high performing colleagues
  • Proactive

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.