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Contract Research Associate, High-Dimensional Screening

  • Location: South San Francisco
  • $ Salary: Negotiable per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Summer Martinez
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 30 November 2023
  • Job Ref: JN -102023-482265

Contract Research Associate, High-Dimensional Screening



Seeking a skilled and highly motivated temporary Research Associate to support our genetic perturbations efforts. Primary responsibilities include setting up genetic perturbation screens, validating cell lines and assisting in the development and testing of new systems and assays. As part of this role you will be working closely with teams of biologists and automation engineers to test and improve assays and will be reporting your results to those teams.


  • Perform medium-throughput (100s of targets) genetic perturbations and downstream analysis
  • Interact with researchers to incorporate new strategies, update on progress and present results
  • Undertake routine cell culture tasks
  • Meticulous record keeping of experiments
  • Write and modify SOPs as needed


  • BS degree and 2-5 years experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Prior work experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology
  • Familiarity with gene editing technologies (CRISPR-Cas9 and its derivatives)
  • Experience with FACS, ELISA, qPCR, RNAseq, etc
  • Prior use of laboratory automation systems (liquid handlers, plate readers)
  • Experience with clonal isolation of mammalian cells
  • Attention to detail and good documentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


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