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Senior Research Associate

EPM Scientific
San Rafael, CA
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Aug 8, 2022

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We have a current opportunity for a Senior Research Associate


We are searching for a self-motivated Senior Research Associate with 6-8 years of hands-on laboratory experience.

The successful candidate will work in the non-oncology hematology group to develop and use molecular and biochemical assays to measure pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity, and biomarkers of new therapeutics. The Senior Research Associate will contribute to 2-3 different pre-clinical research projects to assess pharmacokinetics efficacy and mechanism of action.

Responsibilities include:
  • Receive, organize, and process animal tissue samples such as the preparation of protein extracts and DNA/RNA extraction
  • Utilize molecular biology techniques including qPCR and ddPCR
  • Optimize, troubleshoot, and perform biochemical assays such as ELISA, enzyme activity and Western Blot
  • Perform data analysis and present results in group and project team meetings
  • Thoroughly document procedures and results
  • Assist with lab organization as needed

  • Experience in DNA/RNA purification preferably from animal tissues
  • Perform analytical assays such as PCR, ELISA and Western Blot
  • Ability to follow protocols, design and perform experiments, propose data interpretation
  • Willingness to learn new molecular and biochemical procedures
  • The position requires organizational skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a fast-paced setting
  • Committed to overcome challenges and ability to troubleshoot
  • Excellent written and verbal communication to occasionally present at group and team meetings
  • Proficient in basic IT skills including the use of Excel, PowerPoint, Word


Senior Research Associate 1:

Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related scientific field and at least 6-8 years of relevant experience OR Master's degree with at least 4-6 years of relevant experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.
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