Research Associate

Spectraforce

South San Francisco, California


a month ago

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Research Associate
Spectraforce
South San Francisco, California

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title  Research Associate
Duration - 12 Months
Location - South San Francisco, CA USA 94080


Ideal: help with day to day lab work, sample prep, managing sample, Offline HPLC, Liquid handlers. Basic sample prep. No Animal work, will handle samples from animal, tissue or cell lines. Experience in a working lab environment, internships with a bachelors would be acceptable. Desired Exp: Proteins quantitative assay, Bradford assays, Liquid handler.

Job Summary
The Discovery Proteomics group is seeking a talented and motivated contract worker with experience in chemistry or biochemistry to join our research team. Job duties include routine sample preparation and implementation of analytical and biophysical techniques to support discovery-stage therapeutic candidates.

The successful candidate will join the Discovery Proteomics group at our South San Francisco campus. This group is tasked with developing and implementing proteomic techniques in support of early discovery pipeline.

Responsibilities:
This role will enable preclinical pipeline through delivery of innovative technologies and technical expertise. As a contract worker in a proteomics laboratory, you will work with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to analyze protein samples from preclinical models. You will perform sample preparation, protein digestion, peptide fractionation, and chromatographic separations using standard operating procedures and protocols. You will also contribute to data analysis, quality control, and report writing. You will collaborate with other scientists and technicians in the laboratory and communicate your results effectively and adhere to safety and ethical standards and maintain accurate and complete records of your work.

Preferred Qualifications:
Although not required, some training in analytical protocols pertaining to sample preparation, protein chemistry, liquid chromatography or other relevant chemical and/or biochemical methodologies is preferred. A background in biology or chemistry with some laboratory experience in running established assays. Strong verbal and written skills, and ability to work independently and effectively within timelines.
Basic Qualifications   
Bachelor degree OR Associate degree and 4 years of experienceOR High school diploma / GED and 6 years of experience

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:     
Some training in analytical protocols pertaining to sample preparation,
protein chemistry, liquid chromatography or other relevant chemical and/or biochemical methodologies is preferred.
Willingness to learn

Day to Day Responsibilities:     
They will work with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to analyze protein samples from preclinical models. You will perform sample preparation, protein digestion, peptide fractionation, and chromatographic separations using standard operating procedures and protocols. You will also contribute to data analysis, quality control, and report writing.

Possible Extension: Yes
Red Flags:    
  • Extensive mass spectrometry experience, wont be running the equipment this is a sample prep role.
  • We are looking for someone to support our sample preparation workflows.
  • PhD
  • No lab experience
  • No Job Hopping
  • Poor communication
Interview Process: In-person.

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About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $28.00/hr.

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