Associate Scientist Biology : 18-04859

Foster City, CA 94404

Posted: 01/16/2019 Job Category: Clinical Affairs Job Number: 11519263
Akraya is looking for an Associate Scientist – Biology II for one of our clients. If the job description below is a fit, please apply directly to Utkarsh Audut at 408-239-4597. If this position is not quite what you’ re looking for, visit akraya.Com and submit a copy of your resume. Our recruiters will get to work finding you a job that is a better match at one of our many clients.
Primary Skills: Extensive experience in immune cell functional assays, ELISA/Luminex, molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA isolation
Duration: 6 Months
Contract Type: W2 only

Specific Responsibilities: 

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative individual to join ongoing research in the discovery and development of therapeutic agents for immuno-oncology. The successful candidate will have a strong background in immunology and will be familiar with standard immuno-oncology assays and tumor models. The applicant should be able to participate in discovery and translational research efforts aimed at identifying and characterizing novel therapeutic targets. The successful applicant will work in an extremely collaborative and dynamic environment to help initiate and support projects from inception through clinical development as part of a multidisciplinary project team. 

Essential Duties and Job Functions: 

Plans and executes experiments that support research activities and project goals. Demonstrates and applies a high level of understanding of project goals and methods. With general guidance and direction selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments. Recommends creative solutions to problems, researches new methods and techniques and may proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems. 

Knowledge, Experience and Skills: 

Typically requires a BS/BA degree in Immunology, Cell Biology or other related life science discipline and minimum 9+ years of relevant experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in one or more of the following techniques: immune cell functional assays, multi-color FACS, primary cell isolation and culture, ELISA/Luminex, molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR, cloning and virus production.
  • The candidate should be a creative and goal-oriented problem solver capable of working independently.
  • The candidate must be able to process data and evaluate data quality, including recognizing anomalous and inconsistent results.
  • The candidate should have mature organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

    Please apply directly with your update resume or call Utkarsh Audut at  408-239-4597

About Akraya
Akraya, Inc. Is an award-winning staffing firm that works with many of the leading, technology-based companies around the world. We have been ranked as one of the “ Best Staffing Firms to Temp for” by Staffing Industry Analysts on multiple occasions and are a preferred staffing vendor within numerous staffing programs. Please visit akraya.Com to search through all of our current openings or to submit your resume to our recruiting team.

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