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Research Associate I/II

S San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 07/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 610706 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Job Description:

The Position The Protein Sciences Organization within Research and Development 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.

  • 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.
  • Bachelors or Masters 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

Pay Rate Range: $30-52/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience 
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