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Research Associate I (Molecular Biology)
Ref No.: 19-03556
Location: South San Francisco, California
Title: Research Associate
Department: Molecular Biology
Client: Biotechnology
Employer: Tailored Management
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Type: W2, Starting Contract 3 years
Schedule: Full-time, M-F, Normal business hours
*Employees who exhibit quality performance and accountability may be considered for contract extensions and full-time opportunities!

Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives!
Our Client has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 40 years. They are considered a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture, and commercialize medicines to treat life-threatening conditions.
  • Offer unparalleled learning and networking opportunities, as well as the ability to contribute to meaningful projects and work side-by-side with biotech experts.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits in addition to various onsite perks
Contracting Perks:
  • Fitness Center/Discounted Membership - Counseling Services - Parking Garage Access - Food Cafeterias/Coffee Bars - Sleep Pods/Massage Chairs - Lounge Areas/Pool Tables - Events, Concerts, & Parties - Shuttle/Bus Services - Childcare Center - Ergonomics
Duties:
  • A temp position in the mouse embryonic stem cell culture/CRISPR lab in the Molecular Biology Department.
  • The candidate will be working as a part of a team that focuses on creating mouse models for investigators to study diseases.
  • The successful candidate will operate and maintain multiple instruments including Biomek I5 robot for high throughput sample preparation, powerwave HT for plate DNA concentration reads, and mantis for plate normalization.
  • Traditional PCR, nested long range PCR skills are required to identify correct target clones.
  • Knowledge of ddPCR and dPCR are highly preferred.
  • This candidate must be flexible to handle urgent requests and to perform multiple laboratory duties.
Skills:
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Team Oriented, dependable, self starter.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction.
  • At least 6 months lab experience, preferably in a testing environment.
  • Able to apply analytical skills and judgment in assessing the quality of assay data and assay performance.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and listening skills, as well as interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent skills in high throughput quantitative analysis.
  • Experiences in instrument maintenance and instrument troubleshooting.
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, flexibility and an eagerness to learn.
  • Must be highly motivated team player and work well with others with good communication skills.
Education
  • BS/MS degree in molecular biology or biochemistry.