Research Associate: Lead Discovery and Optimization

Location
Hayward, California
Posted
Mar 22, 2021
Ref
139
Hotbed
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.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • 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.