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Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 01/25/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 524775 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Position Description:
 Client is a moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses are developed and taken out into the world. Client projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. We are makers, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. We are a team of computational and experimental scientists dedicated to making a moonshot in the life sciences. We’re looking for a research associate with a background in analytical chemistry for a 1 year contract position. If you are excited about making a difference in this space, we’d love to talk with you.

  • Processing samples for and operation of HPLC. 
  • Assist in the protocol development for a metabolomic pipeline, including sample processing.
  • Assist in the development, testing, and implementation of plate based enzymatic assays.
  • Documenting protocols, results, and data using an electronic lab notebook.
  • Assisting with general laboratory maintenance, including purchasing supplies necessary to conduct experiments and adhering to laboratory safety standards.
  • Ongoing use and testing of early team prototypes of computational tools.

BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, systems biology, or similar. 
1 year or more of relevant industry (preferred) or academic research experience.
Hands on experience operating and maintaining HPLC, including method development and data analysis.
Experience processing samples for metabolomic analysis.
Ability to execute experiments independently, troubleshoot techniques, and evaluate data of moderate complexity.
Experience with performing general laboratory duties such as preparing media reagents, basic maintenance of equipment, management of waste disposals.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Exemplary written, verbal, and visual communication skills, including the ability to maintain detailed and accurate laboratory documentation and present results effectively.
Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary lab environment.

Certification or license (ex. CPA, PMP, Cisco)
Preferred Qualifications 
Experience executing plate based assays, such as enzyme activity assays. 
Experience with mass spectroscopy.
Demonstrated experience with bacterial cell culture and relevant assays, and proven track record completing experimental protocols accurately
Familiarity with analytical and computational methods for analyzing molecular biology data.
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