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Research Associate - Biotechnology

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Research Associate - Biotechnology


The Research Associate performs routine immunological, cell and protein based assays for commercial biopharmaceutical clients.  They reliably performs cell-based and non cell-based assays, including ELISA, mammalian cell culture, ELISpot, and Biacore/SPR. 

This temporary assignment is offered out of our Redwood City, CA facility, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM–5PM.  OT and weekend hours are expected based on business need. This is a 3 month assignment with the possibility of full-time conversion based on business need.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) whole blood, buffy coats, or leukopacks
  • Maintain cell cultures, harvests and cryopreserves cells
  • Conduct immunological assays including, but not limited to ELISA, ELISpot, Flow cytometry, etc.
  • Perform research and development activities to support new methods development programs
  • Complete all paperwork completely and accurately for QA/QC and GLP purposes using Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and updates computer tracking systems, as required
  • Organize data prior to submission. Ensures lab maintenance activities and equipment calibration are performed according to schedule
  • Record and report experimental data, preparation of samples and solutions, and maintain laboratory equipment. 
  • Maintain a clean and safe lab environment


Minimum required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, Biology or related field

Other required:

  • 3 years’ experience performing ELISA and cell-based assays
  • 1 year experience with Biacore or other SPR platform preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language


  • Relevant industry experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Ability to interact and function in a highly productive work environment
  • Good attention to detail
  • Prior experience in a GLP environment
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