SciBase is recruiting for a biotchnology company located in South San Franciso, CA. Our client has an entry-level contractor opportunity for a talented and highly motivated Research Associate I/II to join their efforts and advance the development and identification of novel therapeutics in the Early Discovery Biochemistry Department. Specifically, you will help advance a new technology to elucidate tool molecules and therapeutics for targets of interest across a wide range of therapeutic areas. This work will include reagent generation for an in vitro translation system, peptide display experiments, and utilization of high-throughput liquid handlers and laboratory automation devices. You will be responsible for executing established protocols and improving workflows over time; therefore, attention to details, ability to think critically, multi-tasking capabilities, and organizational skills are required.
A B.S. or M.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline is required. Expertise or experience in molecular biology, protein purification, display technologies (phage, yeast, mRNA, aptamers), binding assays (SPR, ITC, or BLI), and laboratory automation experience is a plus. The selected candidate must be motivated, thoughtful, and capable of working both independently and in a collaborative team setting. Exceptional organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills are also required.
This is a full-time contracted position that will be managed by an external talent agency with the work occurring with our client. The contract term will be set for two years with a potential to extend for a third year pending success and business rationale.
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