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Research Assistant

Organization
Biolog Inc.
Job Location
21124 Cabot Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
Salary
Commensurate upon experience
Benefits

Full Set of Benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision Plans, Flexible Spending Account, 401K, Long Term and Short Disability, and Life Insurance.

Job Description

Candidate should be able to (i) perform experiments to characterize nutritional requirements, chemical sensitivity and biochemical activity of cultured mammalian, bacterial and/or yeast cells and (ii) maintain, program and run both Tecan Aquarius and Genesis robots for the production of 96- and/or 384-well microplates for use in Phenotypic MicroArray (PM) research and (iii) order and stock consumable and reagents for mammalian cell culture and bacterial labs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The research assistant will perform all duties associated with culturing mammalian, bacterial and yeast cells to perform various experiments that evaluate cell metabolism and chemical sensitivity.   Must be able to execute existing standardized experimental protocols as well as develop new protocols.  In addition, time will be spent learning how to maintain, program and run both Tecan Aquarius and Genesis liquid handling robots for manufacturing various microplates used in Phenotype MicroArray research.  Duties demand knowledge of aseptic technique, safe handling of biohazardous materials, maintaining laboratory notebooks, tabulating and graphing data, preparing technical reports and calibrating analytical instrumentation.  The candidate should be familiar with running widows based PC software like Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.  The candidate should be able to perform experiments that use spectrophotometry and densitometry.  Additional responsibilities include ordering and organizing laboratory supplies, participating in laboratory chores such as biological waste sterilization and disposal, and assisting in other R&D projects as directed.           

Requirements

BS or BA in biochemistry, microbiology, biology, molecular biology, genetics, or cell biology required.   Must have taken biochemistry and acquired basic understanding of cell metabolism.   Demonstrable laboratory experience and good laboratory technique required.  Job may involve handling of potentially infectious microorganisms under BSL2 conditions.  Basic chemistry skills to prepare and sterilize solutions, written and verbal communication skills, and basic computer skills also required.  This is an entry level position.  Position is located, and work is to be performed in Hayward CA.   

How to Apply

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:  biology@biolog.com    Please reference GenomeWeb Job Posting in the Subject Line.

About Our Organization

Biolog is a world leader in cell-based phenotypic testing technologies and assays. We have focused our efforts on developing technologies and products to test properties of cells (phenotypes) very simply and efficiently.

Biolog, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 

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