Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Tumor Biology

San Diego, CA

  • We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join our tumor biology team in the R&D division to contribute to preclinical research programs targeting Alternative Splicing and aimed at the development of treatments for cancer.  
  • This is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Perform and coordinate experiments to support the oncology program;
  • Establish and conduct cell-based assays, including cytotoxicity, cell proliferation, high-content imaging, and luminescence-based assays for a wide range of small molecules;
  • Perform cell and molecular biology techniques including, but not limited to, RNA extraction, qRT-PCR, Alternative Splicing analysis, Western Blotting, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence;
  • Prepare RNA-Seq libraries for NGS assays;
  • Maintain various cancer cell lines and primary cells for high-throughput assays;
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot, solve difficult problems, and propose solutions related to assay design and execution;
  • Analyze and document experimental data in electronic notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with company policies


  • BS or MS in biology, cell biology, or related discipline, with 2+ years of additional laboratory experience in molecular biology, experience working in industry is a plus;
  • Strong expertise in tissue culture (adherent & suspension cultures) and cell-based assays (e.g. proliferation, viability, luminescence assays);
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques, such as qRT-PCR, RNA-seq, Western blotting, ELISA;
  • Experience with cell- and protein-based assays, such as flow cytometry, plate-reader based activity assays;
  • Experience with in vivo models is a plus;
  • Capable of both independent and team-oriented work, collaborating across disciplines, and training junior research associates;
  • Adaptive and a quick learner, capable of managing multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Highly motivated, punctual and reliable with a positive attitude and strong work ethic;
  • Execution focused, team-oriented with an ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Level will be commensurate with experience

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