We seek a highly motivated Research Associate to join our Discovery Biology group. This individual will play a key role in assessing biochemical and/or cellular activity, as well as specificity of candidate compounds, and be involved in designing, optimizing, and implementing a wide-range of biochemical and cell-based assays. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, you will work closely with team members to identify, characterize and advance compounds through research and preclinical development.
The position requires a BS/MS in biochemistry, cell biology or related field with a minimum of 4 years of research experience in a pharmaceutical, or biotechnology setting.
Experience should include various biochemical (enzymatic) assay formats and/or cell-based assays.
Excellent skills in experimental design, troubleshooting, and data analysis, as well as an ability to effectively consult the primary scientific literature are required.
The successful candidate enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team environment and possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
He/she will be a self-starter and highly flexible with a willingness to learn new techniques and adapt to shifting priorities.
The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience with one or several of the following: protein expression and purification, muscle cell biology, microscopy and imaging, tissue dissection and assays, culturing and assaying of primary cells, and molecular biology including quantitative RT-PCR. The successful candidate will possess excellent computer skills, including experience with technical software packages and databases.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Now is the perfect time for you to consider a move to Cytokinetics where you can put all of your skills to maximum use. You will enjoy a truly unique culture as well as a competitive benefits program.