Pathobiology Research Associate II

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioprocessing
  3. United States
Foster City, California
Posting date: 10 Apr 2019
SC.SH. 22646_1554908527

ProClinical is advertising a vacancy for a Pathobiology Research Associate II position with a leading pharmaceutical research company. The organization prides itself on its solid commercial portfolio of life-saving drugs within a number of therapy areas, along with a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and an unmatched patient access program. Based in the company's California office, this is an exciting opportunity to work with an internationally renowned company and support their innovative impact on the scientific field.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support drug discovery and development within Research. You will be responsible for development of tissue-based assays. The successful candidate will have a background in biology or a related discipline and laboratory experience in human and animal tissue preparation, histological staining (IHC/ IF/ ISH), and image scanning. Experience with multiplex IHC assays is a plus. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and detail-oriented, exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills, demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities, work under tight timelines, thrive with a high degree of responsibility, and a proficient team-player.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Routine histology techniques such as preparing and sectioning FFPE/ frozen samples.
  • Optimize, validate, and execute IHC assays (brightfield/ fluorescence).
  • Enter sample identifications into the database system, and contribute efforts to the tissue tracking system by cataloging human and animal FFPE blocks.
  • Scanning and organizing images using relevant imaging platforms (Leica, Zeiss, Perkin Elmer or similar).
  • Maintaining required documentation of all procedures and laboratory equipment and identify any problems or deviations from Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • The candidate will work cross-functionally within the organization to achieve goals, present research findings and recommendations to senior staff.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Master's degree with 2 + years' relevant experience OR Bachelor's degree with 5 + years' relevant experience.
  • Experience with multiple automated IHC platforms is desirable.
  • The successful candidate needs to be able to manage more than one project at any given time, work successfully in a cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment, and communicate clearly to a variety of audiences (written and oral).
  • Applicants should be able to troubleshoot independently and show curiosity-driven engagement in scientific problems.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

Please click on the Apply button. Please include a short note outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think you are suitable.

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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.