Research Associate - II
333 Lakeside Dr San Mateo, CA 94404 US
Pay rate range: $30-40/hr
We are seeking a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual to support drug discovery and development within Research. The successful candidate will be part of the pathology and imaging laboratory within the Pathobiology Group which provides laboratory support throughout. He/she will work closely with internal research groups as well as external collaborators to identify and validate novel drug targets in the areas of oncology, fibrosis, virology, and inflammation. Tissue-based endpoints will be used to investigate the efficacy and method of action and potential therapeutic targets. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and detail-oriented, exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills, demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities and work under tight timelines, thrive with a high degree of responsibility, and a proficient team-player.
Essential Duties and Job Functions:
As a SRA I/II, he/she will perform various histology and IHC (immunohistochemistry) related procedures. Specific duties will include tissue sample sectioning with a microtome (FFPE samples) or cryostat (frozen samples), optimization and / or validation of reagents for IHC, application of antigen retrieval techniques, working with staff pathologists to confirm readings, and participate in scientific meetings. With supervision, the candidate will plan, execute, and troubleshoot decisional experiments that support various projects.
Knowledge, experience, and skills:
Applicants should have a BS degree and 3+ years experience in immunohistochemistry, experience in sectioning, and excellent routine histology skills. IHC staining experience is a must. Experience with preparing and sectioning fresh frozen tissues is a plus, but not required. Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in the following: adaptability; change management; decision making; interpersonal relations; oral communication; results orientation; teamwork; written communication and detail-oriented.
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