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Senior Research Associate - Biology

Protego Biopharma
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Senior Research Associate - Biology

Protego Biopharma is a fast-growing company focusing on R&D of small molecule therapeutics targeting protein misfolding diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated and goal-oriented individual to join our team. This role requires significant hands-on experience in biochemical and cell-based assay, with a focus on small molecule drug discovery and translation research. This position will be in San Diego, California. On-site work is required.

Key responsibilities
  • Be an active participant in a vibrant, multidisciplinary drug discovery team
  • Design and execute experiments with supervision. Use a variety of techniques such as cell culture, cell biology, molecular biology, and protein biochemistry to help assay development
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results and draft protocols, SOPs, technical reports, etc., with supervision
  • Demonstrate the ability to interface effectively and positively with all levels of colleagues in research and non-clinical functions
  • Present scientific findings in groups and project teams
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of experiments performed
  • Generating data for research and serving as co-author on manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals

  • Master's degree in Life Sciences with 2 or more years of relevant experience or a Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences with 4 or more years of relevant experience
  • At least 2-year experience conducting benchwork in a lab is required
  • Experience in cell culture, molecular biology, and biochemistry is required and essential
  • Experience in the high-throughput screen, including but not limited to FLIPR and high-content imaging are preferred
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Can work independently (as well as on a team) and have strong oral/written communication skills

Protego is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Application Procedure

For submission, please send your resume and cover letter to
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