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Research Associate
Ref No.: 18-04144
Location: South San Francisco, California
  • Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.
  • A focus of this position will be performing cell cultivation to identify suitable lots of primary human hepatocytes for regularly-performed cytotoxicity assays, and establishing 3-dimensional spheroids for supporting our drug discovery programs.
  • Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results.
  • Investigates creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  • Maintains a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.
  • May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. May be responsible for identifying patentable inventions.
  • May act as principal investigator in conducting own experiments.
Successful candidates will provide scientific and technical support for platforms, assays, and programs developed or supported by the investigative toxicology group by:
  • Working independently or under the direct supervision of a Scientist to perform or support non-GLP laboratory experiments, including model development, routine toxicity screening, and mechanism of toxicity, with minimal direct supervision.
  • Performing applicable techniques (primary cell culture, flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, cell viability, high content screening, etc.) as required.
  • Maintaining documentation related to protocol execution.
  • Writing pre-clinical protocols and contributing to final reports as appropriate.
  • Adhering to departmental SOPs to ensure study integrity and quality.
  • A high level of independent work specifically with regards to method and model development.
  • The ability to independently perform all methods and conduct all study types commonly employed by the team.
  • Presenting data at project team, department, and outside meetings as appropriate.
  • Bachelors (BS/BA) in pharmacology, pharmaceutical science, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, physiology, or related discipline is required
  • Masters (MS) degree is desirable, but not required.
Technical Experience Requirements:
  • 2-3+ years of experience with hypothesis-driven research and conduct of experiments to address is required.
  • Ability to independently design and conduct research to address such questions is required.
  • Ability to analyze, integrate, and present all data in a presentation is required.
  • Must be able to present data and associated materials to project teams or at other forums
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and next-generation sequencing is highly desired