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Research Associate II-III

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/18/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 602702 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The newly established Cell Therapy Department is seeking a self-motivated and intellectually curious Research Associate to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is a skilled lab-based stem cell biologist who is driven to contribute to a rigorous scientific and collaborative environment. The successful candidate will be integral to setting up the Cell Therapy laboratory and make impactful contributions towards meeting the departments goals. This is a two year position with the possibility of extension. Final title will be contingent on years of experience upon offer.

  • Utilize state of the art technologies for cell and genome engineering
  • Execute protocols to maintain and differentiate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • Perform analytical workflows encompassing but not limited to gene-based assays and cell-based assays
  • Data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and communication of findings in internal scientific meetings
  • Coordination of equipment on-boarding and maintenance
  • Maintain compliance with lab safety, training and documentation
  • Occasional weekend work and lifting ~25lbs

  • BS/MS in Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or a related discipline
  • Strong background in sterile aseptic mammalian cell culture techniques and experience working with human iPSCs
  • Technical expertise in at least two of the following areas: cell based functional assays, image acquisition/analysis, molecular assays (NGS, RT-PCR, dd-PCR)
  • Proven ability to multitask, collaborate and communicate effectively

Other Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with single cell cloning and stem cell differentiation
  • Familiar with automation, liquid handling and high-throughput screening
  • Experience with delivery of genome engineering systems to iPSCs
  • Prior industry work experience
  • Experience using software for flow cytometry analysis, electronic lab notebook and data visualization. Some examples include: FlowJo, Benchling, Spotfire, GraphPad Prism, Geneious, Snapgene etc.

Target Pay Rate Range: $35-49/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience
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