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Research Associate

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 07/12/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 610501 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The successful candidate will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment to carry out cell-based and molecular assays in support of small molecule discovery for pre-clinical development.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Design and implementation of high-throughput cell-based reporter assays to characterize drug candidates
• Establish stable cell lines via lentiviral transduction and maintain mammalian cell lines
• Conduct routine molecular and cellular experiments including DNA/RNA/protein extraction, immunoblot analysis, and immunoprecipitation
• Assist senior researchers in executing, conducting analyses, and reporting results of experiments
• Familiarity with literature and internal best practices to identify opportunities to improve productivity and quality of work
• Analyze, troubleshoot, and recommend corrective actions for routine problems
• Maintain an accurate, comprehensive, and current laboratory notebook
• Write protocols, procedures and technical reports
• Communicate results via written reports and oral presentations

• BS with 2+ years of experience post-graduation or MS. This position is not available to PhD holders
• Expertise in mammalian cell culture, plate-based cellular assays, immunoblotting, lentiviral infection, cellular transfection, and basic molecular biology techniques
• Experience with medium and high-throughput screening is highly preferred
• Experience with targeted protein degradation assay is a plus
• Familiarity with automation instruments and multi-mode plate readers
• Outstanding problem-solving and organization skills.
• Effective team player and strong individual contributor
• Self-driven, flexible, pragmatic, and able to handle multiple tasks while delivering high quality data
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

Pay ranges between $28-32.90/hr based on experience 
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