Research Associate

Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Job Description

We are looking to add a Research Associate to our Therapeutics Team. 
Research Associate Responsibilities: 

•Conducts focused independent experiments under the direction and guidance of a project scientist and/or the program leader. 
•Performs general lab work supporting the Therapeutics group including cell culture, preparation of 3D bio-ink, bioprinting, and maintenance and analysis of printed constructs. 
•Conducts mammalian cell culture including initiation, propagation, and cryopreservation. 
•Basic operation of a NovoGen MMX bioprinter. 
•Generation and maintenance of three-dimensional (3D) tissue constructs. 
•Performs cell-based assays including ELISA, DNA quantitation, and metabolic assays. 
•Basic data management and processing, communication of results, and record-keeping. 
•Writing SOPs to describe new laboratory techniques and procedures 
•Analysis of primary data with subsequent data report writing. 
•Other duties as assigned


Research Associate Skills & Experience: 

•BS, BA or equivalent degree in biology, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, biomedical engineering or a closely related field. 
•Minimum of 2 years of experience with preference for experience in industry. 
•Demonstrated experience in mammalian cell culture, particularly with primary cell lines and stem cells and working in a biosafety cabinet 
•In vivo animal model experience is a plus 
•Experience conducting common laboratory assays such as western blotting, qPCR, ELISA. 
•Works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary groups in a fast-paced work environment. 
•Easily masters complex technical equipment. 
•Communicates well in oral and written format, and possesses adequate computer skills for word processing and data management. 
•An aptitude for working well with others. 
•Self-motivated and ability to work independently. 
•Task-oriented, organized and driven to produce results with aggressive timelines. 
•Comfortable learning new areas of biology/science. 
•Fast learner; adaptable. 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and Organovo retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities, and assigning other activities. 
Organovo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. 
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 858-224-1057 for assistance. #CB

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