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Research Associate (In Vitro Assay)

Status: Archived
CompanyiXCells Biotechnologies
LocationSan Diego, CA
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Job Description: iXCells Inc. (San Diego) is expanding its in vitro assay group. We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate who will play a role in our fast-paced R&D team.


Major Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct in vitro pharmacology experiments for preclinical contract research
  • Support research efforts for target identification, target validation, drug screening, hit confirmation, and mechanism of action studies
  • Proficiency in data analysis and experiment troubleshooting; accurately interpret data and communicate experimental results internally
  • Search and utilize literatures and external resources to support ongoing studies
  • Participate in cross-functional collaborations if needed
  • Assist with laboratory maintenance



  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or closely related fields; Master’s degree with working experience is preferred
  • Hands experience on molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques, such as molecular cloning, cell culture, DNA/RNA transfection, virus transduction, RNA isolation, real-time PCR, immunoblot, ELISA, MSD multiplex assay, cell viability assay, enzyme activity assay, etc.
  • Experience in cell culture and/or assay development is a plus
  • Able to effectively multitask and advance various projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changes quickly
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization and record-keeping skills
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and other software/websites for sequencing analysis and data graphing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment. Effectively collaborate across functional teams


Job Type: Full-time

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