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Research Associate I/II

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Seeking a motivated individual to support our early-stage preclinical programs. This individual will take part in a variety of research activities with emphasis on nucleic acid-based therapeutic strategies (including Messenger RNA, siRNA, and antisense oligonucleotides), against rare disease targets. This team member will work primarily in the laboratory and will work with mammalian cell cultures and primary animal tissues to perform biochemical and cell-based assays to address key scientific questions. This individual is expected to produce high quality results across multiple programs, and to communicate scientific concepts in a highly cross-functional environment.

Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Provide hands-on experimental support for scientific projects using techniques involving nucleic acids, proteins and biologics and cell- based assays
  • Assist in the execution of experimental studies and perform necessary assays for data capture, analysis; and presentation. Candidate will be required to perform accurate record keeping
  • Demonstrate curiosity and creative desire to answer scientific questions.
  • Collaborate on different projects where necessary to assist other functional groups
  • Communicate effectively by providing regular verbal and formal project updates

Technical Requirements & Skills:

  • BA/BS in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or related discipline with at least 1-2 years of hands-on laboratory experience in academic and/or industrial setting. Individuals with PhD need not apply.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culturing (including cell lines and primary cells) and sterile technique.
  • Experience in mammalian cell transfection/transduction techniques.
  • Experience with immunofluorescence techniques (microscopy or flow cytometry) in cell lines, primary cells, and/or primary tissues.
  • Experience in basic molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA purification, cloning, and PCR.
  • Expertise in immunodetection of proteins using Western Blot and/or ELISA. Experience with multiplexing platforms such as MSD/Luminex is desired, but not required.
  • Position requires excellent organizational skills and time management to meet deadlines in a fast-paced organization. Ability to multitask and work on diverse projects is required.
  • Ability to conduct his/her own work independently with minimal supervision, while actively collaborating with others and contributing to cross-functional scientific activities.

Keywords: Planet Pharma, Novato , Research Associate I/II, Other , Novato, California

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