Research Associate

San Diego, CA 92121

Job Category: Research Job Number: 146222

Job Description

Job Title:               Research Associate

Location:               San Diego, California, US

Job Type:               Contract

Duration:               12 Months With Possible Extension

Job Description:

  • The early drug discovery team in the Oncogenesis Thematic Research Center (TRC) at  is seeking a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE to assist the high-throughput screen to uncover novel substrates of E3 ligase complex as novel drug candidates for the treatment of various cancers.

Specific Job Duty Includes The Following:

  • Molecular cloning and generation of stable cell lines;
  • Perform high-throughput screen, quality control and data upload;
  • Utilize CRISPR technology to determine the therapeutic relevance of novel oncology targets.
  • The successful candidate will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment, and will have the opportunity to work closely with discovery project teams and scientists across the Oncogenesis TRC functional areas.

Responsibilities Will Include, But Are Not Limited To, The Following:

  • Plan and execute scientific experiments related to one or more programs
  • Design research protocols in collaboration with the principal investigator
  • Assist senior researchers in executing, conducting analysis and reporting results
  • Perform high-throughput screen to uncover novel substrates of E3 ligase complex
  • Generate stable cancer cell lines via retroviral or lentiviral transduction
  • Conduct various cell based assays to characterize drug candidates
  • Interprets data, troubleshoots and recommends corrective actions for routine problems
  • Familiarity with literature and internal best practices to identify opportunities to improve productivity and quality of work

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with 0-2 years of wet lab research experience
  • Experience with molecule cloning, western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation, lentiviral/retroviral infection, cell line construction, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, and flow cytometry
  • Highly motivated and strong team player with a high degree of independence
  • Innovative and critical thinking
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills and multitasking
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Adequate math skills for routine calculation
  • Knowledge of cancer biology

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Recruiter:         Debasis Banerjee

Email:               debasisb@askstaffing.com

Phone:               678-785-3670

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