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Research Associate I, Molecular & Cellular Biology

BPS Bioscience, Inc.
San Diego, California, US
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Company Description

BPS Bioscience Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of research tools for various scientific fields, including bromodomains, CAR-T therapy, cell signaling pathways, Coronavirus, CRISPR, deacetylases, demethylases, immunotherapy, kinases, methyltransferases, phosphodiesterases, phosphatases, poly ADP ribose polymerases, and ubiquitin enzymes. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and provides custom protein expression, biochemical and cell-based assays, cell line development, CRISPR, BLI and compound screening services. BPS Bioscience is scientist founded and driven, focusing on providing quality life science products and services to accelerate drug discovery and development for treatment of human diseases.

Job Overview

The position requires the ability to perform and somewhat independently interpret molecular cloning and protein expression experiments. The successful candidate will be tasked with duties in molecular biology, cell culture and transfection techniques. These include standard cloning, PCR techniques, and plasmid preparation and analysis. Expression systems of focus will be BEVS (Baculovirus Expression Vector System) and E. coli. This position will include assisting other researchers with their experiments and with lab maintenance.

  • Assists other researchers with various tasks, including aid in experiments, data entry, sample storage, and organization.
  • Recombinant protein expression in 293 cells, as well as preparation of cultures, reagents, and competent cells for expression.
  • Accurate design and generation of genes of interest for cloning; analyze and confirm DNA sequence of recombinant plasmid for proper protein expression.
  • Ensures lab cleanliness and safety by maintaining equipment and technician attire and properly labeling and storing all samples.
  • Maintains supply stocks for the common regarding area including reagents, DNA, equipment, and consumables; communicates with sales representatives for appropriate pricing.
  • Prepares reagents and solutions as needed.
  • Handles documentation needed for project validation and research quality control and keeps an updated database record with project details and information.
  • Performs internet searches to gather relevant information, record and present any relevant findings in a manner pursuant to facility protocol.

  • Bachelor's less than 3 years experience
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills are essential.

  • 401k with company match
  • Medical/Dental/Vision health insurance plans
  • Vacation and paid holidays

BPS Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer, without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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