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Research Associate - Discovery Core

  • Location: San Diego
  • Salary: Negotiable per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Taylor Cochran
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Expiry Date: 18 August 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -042022-469635

Currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Associate proficient in laboratory procedures, and cell culture to join our Discovery Core group in San Diego. The successful candidate will work in a team setting and be responsible for large scale production of recombinant, primary human progenitors, stem cells, and 3D organoids. This will include utilization of automated systems to enable production of human cells to support drug discovery projects. A demonstrated strong understanding of best practices to ensure reliability, efficiency, and quality control is required.

Key Responsibilities:

· Culture recombinant, primary human progenitors, stem cells and/or 3D organoids

· Completes experiments in a reliable, consistent manner

· Demonstrates high level of attention to details

· Performs initial analysis of experimental data and interprets immediate experimental outcomes

· Records experiments and results in laboratory notebooks (including all electronic systems) in accordance with lab procedures

· Recognizes problems and suggests experiments to troubleshoot issues

· Execute on new ideas to improve workflows, consistency and efficiency of the cell culture processes

· Clearly and effectively communicates (both written and verbal) results

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field and 1+ years experience in a research laboratory

· Experience with advanced cell culture techniques to culture human cells

· Ability and willingness to work rotating weekend shifts according to business needs

· Adaptive to a time-line driven work environment

· Multitasking skills, attention to details and ability to work in a collaborative team environment

· Great interpersonal/teamwork skills and positive attitude

· Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly matrixed work environment