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Sr. Research Associate - Biology - Immuno Oncology II

San Mateo, CA 94404

Posted: 01/27/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 542215 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

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Job Description:
Pay Rate Range: $38-42/hr

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented (Senior) Research Associate to join the flow cytometry core team within the Sciences Research department. The successful candidate will contribute to the day-to-day operations of the flow cytometry core and maintaining a high-functioning laboratory capable of meeting the needs of Oncology, Inflammation, and Virology therapeutic discovery groups. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, monthly and daily cleaning and QC, training and advising on the use of instrumentation, performing cell sorts. S/he will also be involved in the development, validation, and troubleshooting flow-based assays that will improve our understanding of disease pathobiology. Direct experience in flow cytometry is desirable for this role, however training will be provided to advance this skillset.

Main responsibilities:
  • Perform instrument calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting, interface with field engineers
  • Perform multiparameter cell sorting - set up the sorter and/or operate the sorter for users, optimize cell sorting conditions for given assays, training on specific instruments will be offered
  • Share best practice in flow cytometry and provide guidance on panel design and optimization
  • Execute experiments aimed at validating standard operating procedures for flow cytometry assays
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Previous industry and/or flow cytometry core setting experience desired
  • Basic cell biology and immunology knowledge and technical expertise in performing cell-based assays is considered a plus
  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize assays as needed, identifying and applying novel techniques or protocols from the scientific literature
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills are required
  • Highly collaborative, fast-learner, able to maintain productive cross-functional interactions, think critically, and work resourcefully to resolve problems as they arise
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledgeable in Windows-based systems and able to learn new software and hardware quickly

Required Years of Experience: none to 5

Top 3 Required Skill Sets: communication/collaboration, team player, fast-learner

Top 3 Nice to Have Skill Sets: flow cytometry, cell sorting, immunophenotyping

Unique Selling Point of this role: opportunity to work with and support the research development across virology, inflammation, and oncology discovery groups; ample reach of knowledge and ability to learn and cross-functional collaborate. Technical training will be offered with the position, and skills acquired are highly useful for many research positions
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