Research Associate- Biology

Spectraforce Technologies Inc
Belmont, California, US
May 06, 2021
May 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Title: Research Associate- Biology (W2 Only)
Location: Foster City, CA 94404
Duration: 12 Months
Pay Range : $27/hr. - $34/hr.

Onsite role

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative individual with a background in immunology and strong interest in vaccines and in investigating novel approaches to achieve drug-free remission or cure of HIV infection. The goal of team is to rigorously test the most promising of these approaches so that company can rapidly advance them to the clinic and meaningfully improve treatment options for people living with HIV.
Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Designing, valid ating and performing novel cell-based immunology and virology assays;
  • Evaluating new targets and therapeutic approaches for curing HIV;
  • Supporting in vivo studies in animal models of vaccination and/or HIV infection;
  • Interpreting results, and proactively troubleshooting technical challenges.
  • The work will be conducted in a highly interactive and collaborative multi-disciplinary scientific environment.

Job Requirements:

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling experiments consistent with the timeline and objectives of an ongoing Research Project.
  • Operates scientific equipment, selects appropriate methods and techniques to perform experiments, analyzes data, and prepares related reports.
  • Plans and organizes details of experiments. Uses data, reports and previous results to identify inappropriate variances and concerns.
  • Participates in group meetings.
  • Presents data or prepares data for others to present.
  • Works with immediate supervisor on problems of moderate complexity.
  • Good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are require.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Typically requires a BS/BA degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology or other related life science discipline and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in one or more of the following techniques: immune cell functional assays, multi-color flow cytometry, primary cell isolation and culture, ELISA/Luminex, molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR, cloning and virus production.
  • The candidate should be a creative and goal-oriented problem solver capable of working independently.
  • The candidate must be able to process data and evaluate data quality, including recognizing anomalous and inconsistent results.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

Why you should apply:
· Great pay
· Excellent work location
· Opportunity to work with one of the leading pharmaceutical giant
· Long term contract duration

Application Process:

Application Submission ; we will reach out to you over the phone to discuss important aspects of this job opening and upon agreement your profile will be submitted to the client for review.

Interviews; Depending on the size of the selection committee, several interviews are scheduled for each candidate. We will coordinate with candidates to set up interviews with our client.

Job offer; After completion of all the interviews, Hiring Manager confers and evaluates applicants based on the interviews, job experience, skills and talent assessments, and all other relevant information (recommendations, e.g.). A top choice should be identified and agreed on.

Background checks; After Job offer, background checks would be conducted to review candidates' criminal record, to verify employment history and eligibility, and to run credit checks. Drug testing may also be warranted, depending on the nature of the job.

Onboarding; Based on the background checks, first day reporting details would be shared with candidate upon the client ‘instructions.

Additional information:

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, SPECTRAFORCE and the assigned client reserve the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, and hospital indemnity insurances. Additional benefits SPECTRAFORCE offers to the eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE offers unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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