Research Assistant II

San Diego, CA
Apr 19, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Research Assistant II supports the Translational biology and R&D group on preclinical projects, with a focus on validating novel immune-oncology therapeutic candidates. As part of this directive, the successful candidate will conduct bench research for various discovery projects.


• Interacts with scientists on a regular basis to understand the needs and goals of the projects and help coordinate logistics of the research

• Assists with collection of murine tissue, processing of samples, sample assay and analysis

• Perform flow cytometry based analysis of tumors and immune cells

• Perform in vitro assays (ELISA, etc, cellular immunology assays)

• Maintain clear and up-to-date notebook records of research objectives, methods and results

• Presents research at R&D group meetings as needed


• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant biological discipline

• 0-2 years’ relevant laboratory experience in an academic or pharmaceutical research setting in the following areas:

• Multi-parameter flow cytometry and proficiency in FACS data analysis programs desirable

• In vivo tumor regression studies experience desirable

• Experience with cellular immunology assays desirable

• Experience with animal tissue collection

• Tissue culture experience

Must possess: 

• Knowledge of key experimental techniques (cell culture, Elisa, Flow cytometry)

• Ability to apply a large repertoire of bench skills while gaining hands-on experience in a fast- paced drug discovery laboratory.

• Able to accept direction from senior group members to broaden scientific knowledge

• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent record-keeping skills.

• Adept at Microsoft Office applications.


Learns to use professional concepts. Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues. Works on problems of limited scope following standard practices and procedures to analyze situations or data. Normally receives detailed instructions on all work.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. In a lab setting, occasionally use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.