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Temp-to-Hire, Senior Research Associate | Discovery Core | San Diego

  • Date Posted September 15, 2020
  • Location San Diego, California
  • Job Type Contract To Hire
  • Job ID 16275

Senior Research Associate, Discovery Core- San Diego, CA

(6-month+Contract, Global Pharma, Potential to Convert to Full-time!)

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Research Associate to contribute to drug discovery in the area of high-throughput assays. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the planning, organization and execution of cell culture and automated assay execution supporting the High Throughput Assays group. The position requires a high degree of reliability, independence, attention to detail, data analysis and interpretation skills, as well as strong communication skills. A demonstrated strong understanding of best practices to ensure reliability, efficiency, and quality control of large-scale assays is desired.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to accurately plan and schedule daily cell culture deliverables.
  • Support assay execution on large-scale automated platforms.
  • Execute standard cell culture procedures, including maintaining and plating of recombinant HEK cell lines at scale on a weekly basis, utilizing plate-based automation.
  • Effectively collate and interpret data systematically and make recommendations for next steps
  • Performs advanced troubleshooting and makes recommendations for process improvements where needed.
  • Apply technical proficiency in the development and implementation of new cell culture processes to streamline current practices.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate ideas and results (both verbally and in writing) to a broad range of audiences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Biology, Cell Biology or a related science
  • 2+ years of experience with standard sterile cell culture techniques required for the routine handling and maintenance of recombinant cell lines at scale
  • Experience with executing and analyzing data from cell-based assays
  • Experience with liquid handling equipment and general plate handling automation preferred
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed work environment

If you are interested and qualified for this position, please send your resume IMMEDIATELY to Katie at