Research Associate II, San Diego, CA

Research Associate II, San Diego, CA

Position Type: 6-months with potential to extend

Pay Rate: $19-21/hr (depending on experience)

Research Associate II is responsible for designing and performing experiments while collaborating and communicating effectively.

Job Duties

  • Special Project – virus related infectious disease
  • Must have ability to analyze results & develop solutions
  • Performs moderately complex experiments with input from supervisor.
  • Understands experimental goal and exhibits critical thinking skills when evaluating data.
  • Is able to analyze experimental data with minimal input from supervisor.
  • Interprets experimental results in context of overall experimental goal.
  • May provide input to follow up experiment designs
  • May present data in group meetings.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with peers and supervisors.

Job Requirements

  • Experience in a regulated lab or GMP experience, preferred
  • Solid ASSAY development understanding & testing
  • Ability to perform independent research
  • Project management skills important
  • Problem solving
  • Creative solution development
  • Shows reliability and commitment among manager and peers
  • Exhibits focus and determination in tasks at hand
  • Establishes support for objectives
  • Drives and produces results
  • Effectively manages time and priorities by focusing on highest priority tasks and working efficiently
  • Effectively recovers from mistakes
  • Excellent time management skills, completes projects on time
  • Interacts in an team environment based on shared values
  • Knows when and how to use a team approach to solve problems
  • Seeks the contributions of all team members
  • Shares credit with others
  • Works efficiently in situations involving ambiguity, shifting priorities and rapid change
  • Demonstrates resilience and composure in difficult circumstances
  • Deals constructively with mistakes and setbacks and learns from them
  • Continually learns to grow and improve skills to meet organizational goals

Occupational Demands:

  • Hep B Notification Required

Education Required

  • BS or MS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum degree:  Bachelors in Life Sciences (Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, etc.)
  • 1-3 years post-baccalaureate laboratory experience in academia or industry
  • 1-year industry experience post MS without thesis or MS with thesis.

 For Immediate Consideration, Apply Today! Questions? Call Grace at 714-971-0721 or Email at

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