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Scientific Researcher, Pharma Biosample Services

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 11/18/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 509586 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

We are seeking a creative and curiosity-driven Scientific Researcher to help in establishing tissue/ cell based sample processing services. The successful candidate will help in processing human blood, isolate PBMCs and support the Organoid team for tissue processing. This is a hands-on position involving close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team including colleagues from Safety Assessment team, Biomarker Development team, Research Pathology, and Bioinformatics.

  • Develop and apply multimodal single-cell processing techniques from various human tissue samples.
  • Optimize and execute complex tissue/sample processing
  • Effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams both within the department and across organization.
  • Communicate results through scientific publications and presentations.
  • Contribute to lab organization and culture while helping to identify new research opportunities.

  • Bachelor or Master degree in cancer biology, immunology, cell biology, genomics, bioengineering or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years total academic and/or industry hands-on lab experience required.
  • Hands-on expertise in tissue processing for single-cell/single-nucleus genomics applications is preferred.
  • Experience in technology development and optimization (wet lab and/or computational tools) is a plus.
  • Experience with primary cell culture and in vitro models is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and collaboration skills along with demonstrated problem-solving abilities.

Who are we looking for?
  • Teamwork is a central part of how you love to function and thrive.
  • You are looking to be part of a dynamic and growing organization where you want to influence your own development.
  • You are curious and passionate about being an essential piece of the drug development process.
  • You bring Scientific expertise combined with computational skills in relation to research
  • Ability to independently design, execute and analyze complex sets of experiments or procedures and to recommend solutions when facing challenges
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing a variety of analytical platforms and instrumentation (such as liquid handling and automation, automated nucleic acid purification solutions).
  • Prior experience with cell culture/ organoid culture and flow cytometry is a plus.
  • Proven experience in leading projects, teams, and initiatives, delegation of activities and resolving issues as an escalation point
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships inside and outside their functional areas
  • Experience assessing, tracking and fulfilling research customer needs on an operational level in an efficient and timely way with a high degree of customer orientation and ability to communicate with stakeholders on multiple levels.
  • Prior experience in biobank-based processing laboratory experience is a plus.
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