Sr. Research Associate

San Francisco, California
$85-$100k + bonus eligible
Jul 23, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

You would work primarily in the lab and participate in efforts supporting the development and characterization of therapeutics in the field of oncology.  This position requires a BS degree with 3-5 years of industry experience or an MS with 2+ years of experience.


Pay Rate: Competitive, depends on experience + bonus eligible

Industry: Biopharmaceutical

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Direct Hire

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Work on designing and executing experiments to support the efforts of the Platform Biology group across multiple areas of expertise with emphasis on enzyme activity assays, capillary electrophoresis, immunoassays, cell/tissue lysate preparation, and tissue sectioning
  • Independently design and conduct concurrent complex experiments
  • Independently develop new methods or techniques, troubleshoot experiments, and provide technical guidance and problem resolution
  • Utilize the literature to increase knowledge, guide experimental design, and implement improvements
  • Maintain vendor relationships, service contracts, and interact with CROs
  • Contribute to the training of others
  • Interpret and analyze data, helping to incorporate results into overall scientific projects
  • Prepare and present technical information at internal meetings, contribute technical information for group presentations, and lead aspects of a project


  • B.S. or M.S. in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field with a minimum of 4 years of industry experience or equivalent preferred.

Professional Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience with biochemical assay development and in vivo sample processing is required
  • Hands-on experience with enzyme activity assays, capillary electrophoresis, and/or protease biology is a plus
  • Proven track record of handling multiple high priority tasks in parallel and flexibility to align daily work with project needs
  • Excellent organization skills and familiarity with a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly skilled in all aspects of method development, optimization, validation, and troubleshooting
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Open to and capable of learning new skills efficiently
  • Exhibit scientific creativity and independent thought
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills