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Associate Scientist, Biology

San Diego, California, US
Closing date
Jun 15, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
Proclinical is seeking an Associate Scientist, Biology for an innovative biotech company located in San Diego, CA.

As an Associate Scientist in the in vitro biology group, you will be part of a diverse team working on in vitro assays and in vivo measurements of drug activity. In this role you will work closely with colleagues to validate compounds and two test novel technologies. You will be supporting the development of the next generation of RNA drugs and ensuring that the current generation reaches all the patients that need it.

Must be eligible to work in the US.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Research and development of in vitro assays to evaluate impact of siRNA/antisense oligonucleotides on RNA transcripts, protein expression, and other project-specific assays
  • Apply molecular and cell-based assays including but not limited to RNA transfection, RNA & protein isolation, gene expression analysis (RT-qPCR & RNASeq), western blot, and fluorescence immunocytochemistry
  • Execution and understanding of protocols for protein chemistry and target validation, such as SDS-PAGE, ELISA, western blots
  • provide support for basic tasks, such as mammalian cell culture
  • Perform experiments within the team
  • Clearly document experimental workflows and results
  • Communicate findings to the team and management when required

Skills and Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree; relevant life sciences discipline preferred.
  • 2+ years laboratory experience
  • Biotech experience is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with siRNA, ASOs and gene silencing
  • Ability to adapt to change and thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial early-stage environment.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Warren Gaines at (+1) 619-963-2703 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.



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