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Research Associate II

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 02/21/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 594969 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


The mission of the Biology Research group is to conduct preclinical research evaluating potential therapeutics for severe rare diseases with unmet medical needs.

The Research Associate 2 will partner closely with a team of scientists to provide technical assistance and support.  He/She will primarily be responsible for a variety of assays to assess pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and mechanism of action of potential therapeutics.


Responsibilities include:
  • Receive, organize and manage tissue samples.
  • Tissue processing such as DNA/RNA extraction.
  • Conduct biochemical assays such as ELISA, enzyme activity and Western Blot.
  • Perform molecular assays such as qPCR and ddPCR.
  • Thoroughly document procedures and results.
  • Assist with lab organization as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics with at least 4 years of experience; Master’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with handling animal tissues is desired.
  • Candidates with previous laboratory experience in DNA/RNA purification, PCR, ELISA, and Western Blot will be preferred.
  • Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.
  • The position requires organizational skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a fast-paced setting. 

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