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Scientist Senior Associate

South San Francisco, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

cell-based assays (invitro assays, cocolture assay) (1-2 years of experience)
ELISA (lab-based assay) (1-2 years of experience)
Flow cytometry (1-2 years of experience)

cell culture, in vitro assays, cell biology, immunology experience.

soft skill

great written and oral communication skills
organization skills
time management

Day to Day Responsibilities:    

The Department of Oncology and Inflammation at South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform research in the field of tumor immunotherapy. The ideal candidate must be proficient with molecular biology, cell line generation, primary cell culture, flow cytometry analysis, and have experience handling primary mouse samples and human blood. The successful applicant will be expected to independently follow established protocols, perform data analysis using software such as FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, and Excel, and clearly communicate results to their manager and other staff. The individual will be responsible for compliance with all applicable SOPs, business practices and company policies.

Experience requirements: Life science degree in biology, immunology, or related discipline with relevant experience in an industry or academic laboratory. Good written and oral communication skills, the ability to work well in teams, demonstrated technical aptitude, and a strong work ethic. Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail are vital to this position. Familiarity with experimental techniques in immunology is preferred

Job Details:

To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision. With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data and/or Ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations.

Responsibilities include:

Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision
Plans, monitors or conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data
Effectively transfers experimental methods from literature to the lab and makes modifications as necessary
Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review 
Engages coworkers in scientific discussions
Communicates data and interpretation to work group
Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data
Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques 
Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties
Contributes to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents
Participates in department-wide support efforts such as safety, recruiting and committees
May train staff and/or supervise others Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task
Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments

Skills: ; degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry; experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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