Research Associate - Biology - I
Proclinical is recruiting for a Research Associate I with a focus in Biology for a national biopharmaceutical company located in Foster City, CA. Successful candidate will be responsible for designing, validating and performing novel cell-based immunology and virology assays; evaluating new targets and therapeutic approaches for curing HIV; supporting in vivo proof-of-concept studies in models of chronic HIV infection; understanding properties of the latent HIV reservoir in experimental models and clinical settings; interpreting results, and proactively troubleshooting technical challenges.
- Plan and execute experiments that support research activities and project goals.
- Operate scientific equipment, select appropriate methods and techniques to perform experiments.
- With general guidance and direction, select appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments.
- Present data and work with immediate supervisor on problems of moderate complexity. Participates and presents data in group meetings.
Skills and Requirements:
- BS/BA degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology or other related life science discipline and 1-2+ years of relevant experience.
- Hands-on experience in one or more of the following techniques: immune cell functional assays, multi-color FACS, primary cell isolation and culture, ELISA/Luminex, molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR, cloning and virus production.
- The candidate should be a creative and goal-oriented problem solver capable of working independently.
- Must be able to process data and evaluate data quality, including recognizing anomalous and inconsistent results.
- Have strong organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
- Highly motivated, creative, and collaborative individual with a background in immunology and strong interest in investigating novel approaches to achieve drug-free remission or cure of HIV infection.
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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Brendan Thalheimer (+1) 215-531-5299 or upload your resume on our website - www.proclinical.com.
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