Research Associate - Biology - I

R&D Partners
San Mateo Metro Area, California, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Summary:

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 our team is to rigorously test the most promising of these approaches so that we can rapidly advance them to the clinic and meaningfully improve treatment options for people living with HIV.

Primary responsibilities
  • Designing, validating 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.

Ideal Candidate:
  • The 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.

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.
  • Uses data, reports and previous results to identify inappropriate variances and concerns. Plans and organizes details of experiments
  • Participates in group meetings. Presents data or prepares data for others to present.
  • Works with immediate supervisor on problems of moderate complexity.

  • Typically requires a BS/BA degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology or other related life science discipline and minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

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