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Research Associate I

San Diego, CA 92127

Posted: 08/29/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 584102 Pay Rate: 28.00 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target PR Range: 20-28/hr
*Depending on experience


-Theoretical and some working knowledge of scientific principles.

-Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

-Reliability for executing extended scientific protocols.

-Excellent knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Occupational Demands:

-Able to lift/push/pull up to 50lb.
-This position will require working with hazardous materials, e.g. flammable & corrosive chemicals.
-Work standing for long periods of time. (minimum of 5 hours per day)

Education & Experience:

-BS degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology or other life science field


-This is an entry level position for someone with limited experience.

-This role supports the research function by assisting with basic research projects e.g., glassware and reagent needs for lab functions by processing glassware and other technical materials in a GLP-compliant method.

-The research projects could be in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology or biochemistry.

-Prepares and weighs samples for testing and analysis.

-May setup and conduct tests, assays, and other protocols under the direction of an R&D scientist.

-Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).

-Ensures all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order.

-Responsible for calibration of instruments where needed, ordering and restocking lab supplies/chemicals.

-Washes and sterilizes glassware and other technical materials according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

-Processes, picks-up, and delivers lab glassware for end users.

-Prepares routine reagents/media, processes ad hoc reagent orders per SOPs.

-Completes routine laboratory procedures ensuring accuracy and validity of results and assists with general laboratory procedures, e.g., preparation of solvents, buffers, resins, reagent solutions, media prep, etc. involving mixing of chemicals.

-Conducts purchasing tasks to restock lab supplies, chemicals, and other consumables.

-Tracks monthly needs of internal customers and keeps records of production inputs and outputs.

-Troubleshoots and maintains technical equipment dedicated for cleaning and autoclaving - sterilization.

-Follows Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs) and area documentation, complies with policies, and safety requirements for the area.

-Stores chemicals properly, disposes of chemical waste, adheres to safety procedures, and participates in safety programs.

-Tracks and documents chemical usage and inventory, orders chemicals for biotech/pharmaceutical related processes.

-Works in clean room conditions and wipes down work station to prevent contamination and maintains the integrity of production.

-Operates laboratory equipment and instruments.

-Ensures laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and sterilized.

-Provides quality support to all customers, while meeting key performance indicators.

-Assists other lab staff in executing their research projects and experiments.

-Analyzes antibody specificity and protein expression by Western Blot and SDS-PAGE and ELISA, respectively.

-Prepares and orders experimental components and supplies ahead of experimentation and as requested.

-Executes basic scientific methods with minimal supervision.

-Other lab related duties including: detailed, accurate record keeping, maintaining lab equipment and laboratory supplies.

NOTE: This posting is to backfill for contract employee whose last day is 8/31/2023. There are ~3 months remaining on this contract; however manager is seeking approval to extend.
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