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Associate Research Scientist

Posted 25 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 08 July 2022
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Job Description: 

Onsite Role!

  • This Associate Research Scientist/Senior Associate Research Scientist will join the Translational Development Group in San Diego. The incumbent will be responsible for drug screening, cell-based assay development, and biomarker discovery.

  • The individual will be responsible for execution of defined experiments and data analysis.

  • The position will require handling of tumor cell lines, blood samples and patient derived tissues.

  • The associate will be expected to maintain an electronic lab notebook and organize results into reports or presentations.

  • The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, presentation, writing and record keeping skills.

  • The successful candidate will have a proven technical and scientific track record and experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Semi-independently execute defined experiments, data analysis and data QC.

  • Report on scientific results to meet project deadlines.

  • Work at the bench to develop and execute established and novel molecular and cell-based assays for drug screening as well as understanding molecular pathways (Proliferation, Apoptosis, Flow Cytometry etc.).

  • Perform cell biology and molecular biology including primary and tumor cell culture, lentiviral transductions, RNA and protein preparation from cells and tissue, RT-PCR, western blotting, and ELISA. Some training may be provided.

  • Hands-on experience in working with CRISPR, siRNA and shRNA is a plus. Training will be provided.

  • May involve handling and processing patient derived tissues and blood samples.

  • Collaborate effectively and cultivate positive and productive relationships with other scientists.

  • May involve presentation of data to manager and project team.

  • Thoughtful review of data and help plan next steps.

  • Participate in maintenance of routine laboratory instrumentation and supplies.

  • Adherence to laboratory safety policies and practices.

The candidate should:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with at least 2-4 years work experience.

  • Demonstrate proficiency with sterile cell culture, cell-based assays (CTG, apoptosis) and molecular biology techniques (Protein, DNA and RNA isolations, Western blot, qRT-PCR, Flow Cytometry).

  • Experience with high-throughput drug screening is a plus.

  • Possess some trouble shooting and problem-solving skills to resolve technical questions in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Be able to work in fast paced environment with changing priorities.

  • Possess excellent communication, organization skills and attention to detail.

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Full Name: Savita Khashu

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Phone: 470-483-1052