Research Associate I - Process Science (S. San Francisco, CA)


: $80,020.00 - $144,170.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Research Associate I - Process Science (S. San Francisco, CA)

We are proud to offer an exciting temp. opportunity to work as a Research Associate I at an innovative, entrepreneurial and well-known Pharmaceutical company located in the South San Francisco. Join the early stage cell culture department in Process Sciences. Temporary Assignment for 1 year and 9 months (may extend longer) Full-Time (40 hours a week), Monday-Friday Job Description:

  • The candidate will be working as a part of a team that focuses on mammalian cell protein expression and product cell line development.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the development and utilization of analytical methods for the characterization of synthetic small molecule therapeutics.
  • Operate and maintain multiple instruments including HPLC, LC/MS for compound identification and purity determination, Tecan robot for high throughput sample preparation, LCMSMS for high throughput quantitative analysis, GCMS for compound characterization, PLM for form characterization, and counter ion determination would be needed.
  • Also, experiences with solubility assays, stability assays, LogD determination, high throughput analysis and CLND analysis would be helpful.
  • This candidate must be high flexible to handle urgent analytical request and to perform multiple laboratory duties.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Biological Sciences or Chemistry. 0-3 years experience. No PhDs. Fresh graduates considered.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team Oriented, dependable, self starter. Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction.
  • At least 6 months lab experience, preferably in a testing environment.
  • Able to apply analytical skills and judgment in assessing the quality of assay data and assay performance.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and listening skills, as well as interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with immunoassays preferred.
  • Clinical lab experience and GLP/GCP knowledge a plus.
  • Excellent skills in analytical instrumentation and lab equipment, such as HPLC,MS, LCMS, LCMSMS.
  • Hands on experience in operating instrument and software, such as ChemStation, Analyst, MassLynx, Tiamo, Chromeleon, and MS office.
  • Excellent skills in high throughput quantitative analysis
  • Experiences in instrument maintenance and instrument troubleshooting.
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, flexibility and an eagerness to learn.
  • Must be highly motivated team player and work well with others with good communication skills.

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Associated topics: antibody, diet, dietary, dietician, drug development, food, immunology, metabolism, pharmacy, protein * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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