Research Associate - Molecular Biology and Analytical Assay Development

Queensborough, Washington, US
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Academic / Research
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Research Associateneeded for a contract opportunity for Yoh Scientific's client located in the Seattle, WA area. This position is with a major pharmaceutical company that makes cancer and immunology drugs. If you meet the requirements, please apply to this job (Job#323961)

12 month W2 contract
Pay rate: $30-$35.50/hr

Mixture of on-site and remote

Research Associate, Molecular Editing Analytical Development
Our client is developing clinical-stage, novel cellular immunotherapies based on two distinct and complementary platforms - Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) and T Cell Receptors (TCRs) technologies. Our goal is to revolutionize medicine by re-engaging the body's immune system to treat cancer.
The Molecular Editing Analytical Development group is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate to support the development of analytical methods for engineered T-cell programs. The ideal candidate has a suitable skill set and knowledge in molecular biology and analytical assay development and is excited to take on new challenges in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Primary Responsibilities
• Design and Develop analytical methods for characterizing on-target and off-target genome modifications in engineered T cells.
• Qualify, transfer, validate related analytical methods including training of additional operators
• Design and execute experiments as needed including sample testing
• Collaborate with others to handle day to day operation of the laboratory to ensure smooth operation.
• Maintain accurate and detailed electronic laboratory notebook and author technical and regulatory documents.
• Present experimental data in internal or external meetings.

Basic Qualifications
• B.S. in Molecular Biology or other related biological science disciplines with experience in molecular biology-related studies, or MS in molecular biology or related fields.
• Skillful with molecular biology techniques (cloning, construct design, primer/probe design, qPCR, RT-PCR).
• Ability to carefully follow existing methods and SOPs and ability to design experiments of higher complexity.
• Ability to generate meticulous experimental record, study report, SOP, and other documents.
• Strong sense of responsibility, accountability, and integrity.
• Strong time management skills with the capacity to prioritize work from multiple projects to meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications
• Working knowledge of electronic laboratory notebook software and DNA analysis software for primer/probe design
• Experience with droplet digital PCR (ddPCR)
Opportunity is Calling, Apply Now!
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• Referral Bonus Programs

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