San Rafael, CA

Research Associate II

Research Associate II
Location: San Rafael, CA  (On-Site)
3-month assignment (potential to extend or convert)
Pay Rate: $41/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 Vector Biology department.


  • Work with AAV production via mammalian and insect cell platforms.
  • Bioreactor and shake flask culturing of suspension cells over a range of scales (20mL-50L)
  • Maintenance of multiple cell lines and product-producing cultures.
  • Harvest treatment and initial clarification of AAV product.
  • Product analytics a plus: ddPCR, Octet, CP ELISA, alkaline gel, etc.
  • Presentation of experimental results in group setting.
  • Ordering of required reagents, consumables, etc.
  • Regular laboratory maintenance and upkeep.
  • Regular preparation of buffers and stock solutions.

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 Aseptic Technique, precision pipetting, Bioreactor operation
  • Operation and maintenance of lab instruments: Nova FLEX2, Vi-cell; Octet, plate reader, gel apparatus, etc. a PLUS
  • Troubleshooting of unexpected issues that arise during processes and procedures
  • Experience with LIMS ideal.

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

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.