Research Associate - Tissue Apps

Job Location
San Diego, CA
Job Description

The successful candidate will play an important role in testing 3D tissue constructs across several tissue types. Responsibilities will include optimizing and utilizing a battery of assay technologies to evaluate effects of modulators on bioprinted tissue constructs, including ELISA, qPCR, viability and histology. Previous experience working with mammalian tissue culture and standard laboratory detection equipment, including plate readers and qPCR instruments, is required. The ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary groups in a fast-paced work environment, adhering to aggressive program deadlines is also required.


Specific responsibilities will include: 

• Primary cell culture and maintenance of bioprinted liver tissues 

• Develop and optimize assays aimed at cell/tissue analysis, including immunofluorescence, quantitative PCR and ELISA 

• Identify and implement new assay technologies that have an impact on assay throughput and/or performance 

• Prepare detailed SOPs that enable transfer of validated assays to project teams and customers

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