Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate - Therapeutics

94080, South San Francisco
Jun 29, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute in vitro experiments, analyze and interpret data to support discovery and preclinical development using a variety of readouts (e.g., fluorescence, luminescence, qPCR)
  • Work with a diverse and cross-functional team of wet-lab scientists to generate key datasets that are critical for the declaration of development candidates
  • Validate PD biomarkers that can be applied both preclinically and clinically
  • Conduct validation assays to demonstrate proof-of-concept of a new platform in therapeutically relevant areas
  • Maintain accurate and complete documentation of experimental results for study reports and regulatory submissions



  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences with 2-4 years of RNA biology, pharmacology, oligonucleotide therapeutics experience (or a related field) experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Direct experience with pharmacology, PK-PD relationships, and interrogating molecular target engagement and downstream physiological endpoints
  • Familiarity with cellular assays (e.g., cell lines, primary cells, neurons, IPSCs)
  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology including qPCR, western blots, and plate-based immunoassays (e.g., ELISA, MSD, Luminex)
  • Creativity and the ability to work and debate constructively within an interdisciplinary team to achieve technical success and corporate milestones
  • Strong experience in statistical analysis software (e.g., Graphpad Prism)
  • Familiarity with data capture, analysis, and visualization within an Electronic Lab Notebook Results-oriented individual with exceptional organization, attention to detail, scientific versatility, flexibility, critical thinking, and communication skills