7712 Sr Research Associate

San Rafael, CA



  • 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, and 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 overcoming challenges and ability to troubleshoot. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication to occasionally present at the group and team meetings.
  • Proficient in basic IT skills including the use of Excel, PowerPoint, and 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.


Our client has mandated COVID-19 vaccination for their workforce, all external personnel providing services to our client are required to comply with this requirement.