Back to Job Search

Associate Research Scientist

Posted 26 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 08 July 2022
  • Referral:

Job Description:

  • We are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change.

  • We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer.

  • Join us and make a difference.

  • Our discovery research teams are organized into thematic research centers each focused on certain areas of disease biology in key indications.

  • Within each area, discovery research, translational research, and early clinical development are integrated into a single team.

  • The Oncogenesis Thematic Research Center (ONC TRC) at client is one of the fundamental research and early development engines delivering therapeutics to patients.

  • As a thematic center, the ONC TRC is agnostic to therapeutic modality or disease area. ONC TRC activities are spread between our research sites located in San Diego (USA), San Francisco (USA) and CITRE-Sevilla (Spain).

  • The successful candidate will be part of translational research ONC TRC team in San Diego and will work closely with colleagues in both, San Diego and Sevilla ONC TRC as part of our biomarker group focused on implementing and analyzing data from biomarker studies conducted in first-in-human clinical trials in disease areas of oncology and blood disorders.

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the processing and management of clinical samples according to established protocols for multiple on-going trials.

Position Summary:

  • Participate as part of the Oncogenesis PD assay team (CITRE and US) in processing of patient samples, control storage of vials and deliver sample to analysis teams to provide data in different clinical trials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in providing timely PD data during Phase I trials from ONC-TRC to support.

  • Accountable for planning, coordinating, and processing of clinical samples within the guidelines set by established clinical trial protocols.

  • Responsible for chain of custody documentation for samples, including entry of key data elements into internal databases.

  • Collaborate with the clinical sample management team to deliver samples to analysis teams for timely data reporting.

  • Identification and escalation of issues to clinical trial points of contact to ensure resolution.

  • Organize inventory of patient samples. Enter and update database information for different clinical trials.

  • Organize stock of reagents.

  • Keep a record of the batches of reagents used with each patient sample.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A B.S. degree in a scientific discipline with >2 years research experience (experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred).

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Experience working in a BSL2+ environment.

  • Hands-on experience working with primary cell cultures and immortalized cell lines.

  • Knowledge of clinical trials and biomarkers.

  • Flexible to adapt to changing work assignments.

  • Ability to collaborate with scientists, vendor labs, and other internal team players.

  • Good Computer skills (mainly Microsoft Office package and databases).

  • High capacity of teamwork.

  • Autonomy.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities.

ASK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.

Full Name: Savita Khashu

Email ID:

Phone: 470-483-1052