Research Associate II (Protein Sciences)

San Diego, CA, US
Feb 01, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary

Research Associate II supports antibody discovery and biophysical characterization activities. This includes using a broad spectrum of analytical, biophysical, and computational tools to characterize antibodies, antigens, and their interactions. The ideal candidate will have interest in protein structure and biophysics, a keen sense of scientific curiosity, and the ability to interact in a matrix environment with members of other groups.

Essential Functions
  • Working knowledge of antibody structure/function.
  • Experience with a range of analytical tools including all or some of the following techniques: SPR, ELISA, DSC, cIEF, CE-SDS, and DLS.
  • Experience with Biacore T200, S200, and/or 8K instruments is a plus.
  • Familiarity with protein visualization software (i.e. PyMol, Discovery Studio, MoE, etc).
  • Able to determine and validate new methods and procedures.
  • Able to perform critical analysis of experimental approach and interpretation of data.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform laboratory tasks safely, reproducibly, and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, report and present experimental results and analysis to department colleagues.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, strong team player.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and function in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to organize work load and activities to achieve team goals.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus in order to read.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, typically in an open office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires working with biological and/or chemical hazards



Education & Experience
  • BA/BS degree in biology, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Background in kinetics (i.e. Surface Plasmon Resonance or Octet), especially working with antibodies, is highly desired. Experience with KinExA is a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.