San Rafael, CA

Research Associate II

Research Associate II
Location: San Rafael, CA 
6-month assignment (potential to extend or convert)
Pay Rate: $47/hr.

Our pharmaceutical industry client, a global leader in therapeutics for rare and life-threatening genetic diseases, is looking for a Research Associate II.  The perfect candidate will support the Biology Research Group in conduction preclinical research, evaluating potential therapeutics for severe rare diseases with unmet medical needs. The RA II will primarily be responsible for a variety of assays to assess pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and mechanism of action of potential therapeutics.

  • Receive, organize, and manage tissue samples.
  • Tissue processing such as DNA/RNA extraction.
  • Conduct biochemical assays such as ELISA, enzyme activity and Western Blot.
  • Perform molecular assays such as qPCR and ddPCR.
  • Thoroughly document procedures and results.
  • Assist with lab organization as needed.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics with at least 4 years of hands on experience. 
  • Master's degree with at least 2 years of hands on experience.
  • Previous laboratory experience in DNA/RNA purification, PCR, ELISA, and Western Blot will be preferred.
    Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.
    The position requires organizational skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a fast-paced setting.

Please submit your resume in Word or PDF format to be considered.

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