Associate Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Immunology, Laboratory Technician
  3. United States
Foster City, USA
Posting date: 12 May 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for an Associate Scientist with a biopharmaceutical company located in Foster City, CA. The successful candidate must be able to manage more than one project at any given time, and work in a fast-paced, cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment. The ideal candidate will be experienced with one or more analytical assays including LC- or CE-based methods and understanding of ELN (electronic notebook). The candidate must be a goal-oriented team player with excellent communication and presentation skills, organization skills and be able to adapt to a timeline-oriented work environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independently plan, perform and manage complex experiments including cell-based assays, immunoassay, biochemical assays etc.
  • Shows effective interaction with research staff and external partners at all levels and serves as technical resource for kidney related experiment methods and techniques
  • Assess therapeutic potential and mechanism of action of new compounds by planning, executing, and analyzing tissues and biofluids from preclinical models.
  • Proactively troubleshoot technical issues and recommend potential corrective actions based on personal observations and literature searches.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively to advance projects, perform studies with minimal supervision.
  • support research projects by characterizing preclinical compounds in vitro assessing mechanism of action, and participating in biomarker identification

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS degree with 7+years of relevant experience or a MS degree with 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in industry.
  • Technical skills should include extensive experience with human and rodent cell culture, cell-based assays, in vitro kidney systems, Western blot, and immunoassays such as ELISA, MSD, and/or Luminex.
  • Experience with gene expression analysis and/or bioinformatics is a plus.
  • Proficiency with basic data analysis programs (Excel, GraphPad Prism, etc.) and application of statistics.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), and strong organizational and planning skills.
  • An understanding of in vivo models and pharmacology is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills with regard to management of data, reagents, and equipment are essential.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.