Sr. Research Associate/ Scientist - Skin

Organization
Organovo
Job Location
San Diego, CA
Job Description

Senior Research Associate/ Scientist, Tissue Apps - Skin

•Performs duties related to cell and tissue culture, bioprinting, compound dosing and analysis per established protocols.
•Will be responsible for new assay development and establishing standard operating procedures (SOPs).
•Utilizes a range of assay technologies to characterize bioprinted tissue constructs, including ELISA, qPCR, viability and histology.
•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.
•May manage individual projects, including contributing to establishing timelines and deliverables
•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)
•May be required to supervise junior associates
•Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Senior Research Associate/ Scientist Skills & Experience:
•B.S., M.S. or PhD in biology, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, or closely related field
•Extensive experience in most of the following: mammalian tissue culture, ELISA, qPCR, histology, flow cytometry
•Experience evaluating and implementing new techniques.
•Minimum 3 years work experience in an industry setting
•Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary groups in a fast-paced work environment
•Able to work independently on experimental design, execution, and analysis
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills and track record of ability to effectively present scientific data
•Detail and task oriented
•Positive attitude
•Keeps calm under pressure
•Some weekend work will be required

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that half of women working in STEM have experienced gender discrimination at work.

A proposal to tax students' tuition waivers no longer appears in the US tax bill, Vox reports.