Research Associate - Biology - I

Foster City, California, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Research Associate - Biology - I

Specific Responsibilities:
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 will include: 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.

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 required.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
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. 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.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format to Please reference job code 76905 when responding to this ad.

GDH Consulting, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran's status or any other category protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, GDH Consulting, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

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