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Research Associate-Scientific

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 09/15/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 581502 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Oncology Discovery team at the Oncogenesis Thematic Research Center is seeking a Research Associate to support our drug discovery and characterization efforts. An early-career level position. Familiarity with core industry and lab practices and standards. Solves routine problems of limited scope and complexity. The qualified candidate will leverage various CRISPR/Cas9 technologies to enable genetic screens to support early and late-stage drug mechanism of action studies. They will assist senior team members in performing the totality of the screening process, including cell line generation, cell treatment experiments, NGS library preparation, and target validation. Common skills and techniques used will include mammalian cell culture, DNA/protein isolation, PCR, and western blot.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and will be capable of working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment. 1-3 years wet lab research experience required; post-undergraduate lab experience desired; no PhD candidates.

This position is in San Diego, CA, 100% on-site, lab-based role.

Required Competencies: Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline (no PhD candidates)
  • 1-3 years of wet lab research experience and basic knowledge of cancer biology
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays
  • Basic molecular biology skills, including PCR and western blotting, highly preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize time management of daily activities to deliver timely results
  • Excellent organizational skills and record-keeping
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Design research protocols in collaboration with senior researchers
  • Execute existing cellular and molecular biology protocols in the laboratory
  • Maintain cancer cell lines and establish new stable lines via lentiviral transduction
  • Perform genetic targeting using CRISPR/Cas9 technology for cell line characterization and screening, including studies performed on a genome-wide scale
  • Conduct routine molecular and cellular experiments including gDNA and RNA isolation, PCR, cloning, western blot analysis, flow cytometry, and microplate cell proliferation assays
  • Identify experimental issues, troubleshoot, and recommend a corrective course of action
  • Record data in electronic notebook in accordance to company policy
  • Communicate results in written and oral presentations

The starting hourly compensation for this assignment is a range from $29.81 - $37.86. While the final, individual compensation will be determined by your employer of record (and not BMS), factors that will be included in making the final determination may include the characteristics of the assignment, such as demonstrated experience, required skill, and the geographic location where the job is performed. The starting hourly compensation may be subject to change.
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