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Research Associate I/II
Ref No.: 24-113579
Location: South San Francisco, California
Start Date / End Date: 07/29/2024 to 01/29/2025

Please find the job description below:
Job Title: Research Associate I/II
Job Location: South San Francisco, CA 
Job Duration: 12+ Months Contract 


Job Description:
The Protein Sciences Organization in Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED) is
seeking a highly motivated, productive, and talented research associate to advance efforts on
mRNA-based therapeutics and nucleic acid construct generation, in a contract role. The candidate
will collaborate with cross-functional research groups to develop and optimize new technologies.
They will be expected to work independently to generate and communicate results that drive project
decisions.

Responsibilities
● Performing DNA construct design, in vitro transcription (IVT), manual or automated nucleic acid
purification, followed by analytical characterization and quality control of mRNA
● Independently designing experiments and optimizing cloning and construct generation protocols,
scheduling requests and carrying out troubleshooting when necessary.
● Working with informatics systems to manage requests, independently collecting, analyzing,
uploading experimental data, and sharing results with team members via email and/or
presentations.
Qualifications:
● Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field
with significant wet-lab experience
● Knowledge and/or experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, protein engineering,
biotechnology, bioengineering, or a related discipline
● Previous experience with PCR, DNA construct design, and cloning preferred
● Proficiency with molecular biology/data analysis software (SnapGene, Geneious Prime,
DNASTAR, Lasergene, etc.) preferred
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Motivated, collaborative, self-directed individual who can complete projects in a timely manner
● Meticulous, detail-oriented, and organized with excellent problem-solving and analytical skills