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Associate Scientist

South San Francisco, CA
  • Associate Scientist- This is a lab based role in South San Francisco.
  • Looking for local candidates who can work onsite. No remote opportunity.**
  • Contractor will be working an 8 hour day Mon-Friday
  • The type of qualities/characteristics the engagement manager is looking for in candidates to work best with their team: Motivated, team person, open to learn and passionate about in-vivo work
  • The engagement manager's non negotiables for candidates are as follows: Not having in-vivo skills/potential candidates must have this experience in the field and work experience /hands on work and research with in-vivo

Job Details:
  • What you will do
  • Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role, you will be a part of a fast-paced, integrated, and interactive research group exploring therapeutics for immuno-oncology programs. You will be responsible for generating and communicating pharmacology data to support the progression of oncology and immunotherapy research programs.
  • Designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting in vivo and in vitro studies.
  • In vivo work will include handling techniques, such as, tumor inoculation and measurement, Oral, SC, RO, IP and IV dosing, blood, tissue collection and model development.
  • In vitro work includes a range of cellular assays, cell culture including multiparametric flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques to help interpret in vivo observations.
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, accurate, timely record-keeping, and data analysis
  • Active participation and presentation at cross-departmental teams and meetings

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a related subject area and 4 years of scientific laboratory experience
  • Hands on experience with preclinical models of cancer and immuno-oncology
  • Hands on experience administering drugs through various routes.
  • Hands-on experience with in vivo bioluminescence imaging (BLI)
  • Experience collecting blood by different routes and tissues for downstream analysis.
  • Flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5+ colors) experience is strongly desired.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular, cellular, and ex vivo biological techniques and assays
  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with Graphpad Prism, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and scientific software.
  • Previous drug discovery experience.
  • Attention to detail, translating into high-quality results.
  • Pro-active, enthusiastic, show desire to learn and be part of a highly productive team.

Basic Qualifications    
  • Master’s degree and 1 year of laboratory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of laboratory experience
  • Complete understanding and use of technical principles, theories, and concepts to perform a wide range of scientific work.

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    
  • In vivo skill set - handling techniques such as, tumor inoculation and measurement, Oral, SC, RO, IP and IV dosing, blood, tissue collection.
  • Invitro cell culture
  • Flow cytometry

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Designing and conducting in vivo and in vitro studies
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting in vivo and in vitro studies
  • Communicating/ presenting pharmacology data in the team meetings
  • Record keeping of data

Pay Rate  between $32 - $36/Hr on W2 based on experience.

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


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