Research Scientist

  • location: San Diego, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $19.80 - $23.29 per hour
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Research Scientist

job summary:
  • Vaccine Immunotherapeutics seeks to discover novel vaccines (prophylactic and therapeutic) for the prevention and treatment of significant human diseases, using a variety of vaccine technology platforms in combination with immunomodulatory agents.
  • We are searching for a motivated individual to provide general laboratory support to our Immunology group and assist team members performing a variety of immune assays to help advance our vaccine discovery projects.
  • The candidate should have prior experience with preparing buffers and other research reagents as well as knowledge and some practical experience running immunological assays. Strong team and communication skills are required to work effectively in this role as well as attention to detail and the ability to focus over extended periods of time.
 
location: San Diego, California
job type: Contract
salary: $19.80 - 23.29 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Associate
 
responsibilities:
- Laboratory and related work (80-90% of time) under daily to weekly supervision:

- Provide support functions for an immunology lab, including preparation of buffers, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies, and regular maintenance of research instruments and equipment

- Perform and closely monitor FACS acquisition runs lasting up to 4 hours at a time

- Work closely with other scientists to run a variety of immune cell- and/or serum-based immunoassays with samples generated from Vaccine Research project studies (including studies with large sample numbers >100)

- Define study aims and experimental plans with supervisor and then execute the work following the agreed plans as part of a team effort

- Identify and report any experimental problems, troubleshoot causative factors, and implement necessary corrections following discussion with team members and/or supervisor.

- With support of their supervisor, analyze and interpret experimental data.

- Regularly record experimental work upon completion in electronic notebook systems and archive instrument raw data in server databases.

Communication:

- Communicate clearly with the Cellular Immunology Team to ensure tasks are performed as required

Safety:

- Comply with all EH&S regulations and safe laboratory practices and act as a vigilant advocate for the safety of fellow colleagues.

- Identify and act to reduce hazards and risks in the laboratory through use of Risk Assessments and Job-based Hazard Assessment

 
qualifications:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

- Associate degree or B.Sc. in life sciences, preferably including immunology

- Hands on experience in a relevant laboratory setting with familiarity in aseptic work technique in biological safety cabinets

PREFERRED:

- Practical experience with the processing of murine splenocytes and/or human blood samples

- Experience with one or more of the following assays would also be preferable: Flow cytometry, ELISpot, ELISA, MSD, Luminex

 
skills: Assay Development, Flow Cytometry
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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