Senior Research Associate

Job Location
San Diego, CA
Job Description

Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA at Organovo

We currently have an opening for a Senior Research Associate in our Tissue Applications group. This person will perform duties related to cell and tissue culture, bioprinting and analysis per established protocols. 
Senior Research Associate Responsibilities: 

•Specific duties may include culturing and compound dosing of cells and bioprinted tissues, fabrication of bioprinted tissues, biochemical assays (ELISA, qPCR), and histology (fixation, embedding, sectioning, staining, and imaging). 
•Responsible for new assay development and establishing standard operating procedures (SOPs). 
•Independently identifies and implements new assay technologies that have an impact on assay throughput and/or performance 
•Independently designs, executes, and performs basic analysis of experiments, including independent troubleshooting. 
•Primary cell culture and maintenance of bioprinted tissues 
•Participates in fabrication of bioprinted tissues, including independent fabrication where applicable 
•Prepares detailed SOPs that enable transfer of validated assays to project teams and customers 
•Reporting of results to supervisor and internally at group meetings 
•May present findings at external forums (conferences) 
•Other Duties as assigned.

Senior Research Associate Skills & Experience: 

•Requires a Bachelor's & minimum 8 years total experience, with minimum 3yrs in an industrial setting or Master's & minimum 5 years total experience, with minimum 3 years in an industrial setting. Degrees in biology, physiology, toxicology, molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, or related field. 
•Extensive experience in most of the following: mammalian tissue culture, ELISA, qPCR, histology, flow cytometry ...cont.

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