Contract – Research Associate II: Translational Biology

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 21, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Position Summary:

The Biology Department at Global Blood Therapeutics is looking for a qualified Research Associate with experience in assay development and biomarkers. This position will be primarily responsible for biochemical and cell-based assays to support animal studies across multiple pipeline programs. The applicant will also provide logistics and troubleshooting support for animal and clinical studies conducted externally. An ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working both independently and within a team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute biochemical, cell-based and ex vivo assays to profile lead candidates
  • Responsible for compound supply to support studies conducted at CROs and with academic collaborators
  • Summarize and manage data from studies conducted externally
  • Independently execute and analyze experiments
  • Evaluate and communicate technical information clearly
  • Learn new laboratory techniques and troubleshoot technical issues and results
  • Ensure experiments are well designed and performed to a high standard


  • BA/BS in biochemistry, molecular biology or equivalent discipline with 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge in basic spectroscopy
  • Experience with ELISAs
  • Experience in translational biology aspects of small molecules (in-vitro and ex-vivo cultures) is desirable
  • Experience with data analysis using Excel and Prism
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute actively to an integrated team
  • Organized, self-motivated, and able to multitask