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Research Associate – II

Ascent Services Group
Foster City, California
Start date
Mar 20, 2024

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Innova Solutions is immediately hiring for a Research Associate – II


Position type: Full time Contract


Duration: 19 months


Location: Foster City, CA




As a Research Associate II, you will:


Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Emerging Technologies/ Multiplexing group within Pathobiology to support inflammation, oncology, and virology therapeutic areas.

The candidate provides laboratory support for multi-omics projects encompassing but not limited to transcriptomics and multiplex assays (Akoya CODEX).

Key responsibilities include preparation of tissue specimens, slide/curl preparation for different workflows (standard histology as well as molecular pathology workflows) and running automated and manual immunofluorescence assays.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a team; carefully follow scientific protocols and apply meticulous attention to detail; is highly organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Essential Duties and Job Functions:

• Must be able to perform histology lab functions methodically and in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures

• Perform routine histology such as preparing and sectioning tissues

• Experience with high order multiplex assays (CODEX or similar) is a plus

• Maintain required documentation of protocols, reports and ELN entries.

• Be responsible for maintenance of assigned laboratory equipment and ensuring compliance with laboratory policies.

• Experience using a LIMS system (e.g. PRIMA) is a plus

• Experience with IHC/IF assay development using automated IHC platforms is a plus

• Experience with whole slide scanners to scan and organize brightfield and immunofluorescent slides is a plus (e.g. Leica, Zeiss, Akoya or similar)


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

• Bachelors degree or higher in an area of biological science.

• At least 2+ year(s) of experience in histotechnology (routine histology skills) is a plus.

• Strong verbal and written communication, ability to perform within tight timelines and in a detail-oriented manner, teamwork and interpersonal skills are required.

• Strong IT skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are required.


Qualified candidates should APPLY NOW for immediate consideration!  Please hit APPLY to provide the required information, and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.


We are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar positions. If this role is not a fit for you, we do offer a referral bonus program for referrals that we successfully place with our clients, subject to program guidelines.   ASK ME HOW.




Thank you!




Pay Range*: $35- $40 per hour


*Pay range offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors, including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc.




Benefits: Innova Solutions offers benefits( based on eligibility) that include the following: Medical & pharmacy coverage, Dental/vision insurance, 401(k), Health saving account (HSA) and Flexible spending account (FSA), Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Short term and Long term Disability, Accident & Critical illness coverage, Pre-paid legal & ID theft protection, Sick time, and other types of paid leaves (as required by law), Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


ABOUT INNOVA SOLUTIONS: Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Innova Solutions employs approximately 50,000 professionals worldwide and reports an annual revenue approaching $3 Billion. Through our global delivery centres across North America, Asia, and Europe, we deliver strategic technology and business transformation solutions to our clients, enabling them to operate as leaders within their fields.


 Recent Recognitions:


  • One of Largest IT Consulting Staffing firms in the USA – Recognized as #4 by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA 2022) ClearlyRated® Client Diamond Award Winner (2020) One of the Largest Certified MBE Companies in the NMSDC Network (2022)
  • Advanced Tier Services partner with AWS and Gold with MS



Innova Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits any kind of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Innova Solutions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, citizenship, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the statutes, rules, and regulations in the locations where it operates.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us at or (770) 493-5588. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.  Innova Solutions encourages all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities.   Innova Solutions (HireGenics/Volt) does not discriminate against applicants based on citizenship status, immigration status, or national origin, in accordance with 8 U.S.C. § 1324b. The company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner that complies with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.






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