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Research Associate

Company: CellCarta
Location: Fremont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Supports drug discovery across the biotechnology industry by performing complex cellular assay services on samples from patients, healthy donors, and various animal species. Most assays involve analyzing immune cells by flow cytometry to evaluate pre-clinical therapeutics, biomarkers, or drug activity in patients. Primarily involves hands-on laboratory work and documenting protocols, with additional time spent planning experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results as experience is gained.


  • Conducts complex research experiments including drug treatment, blood processing, cell stimulation, sample cryopreservation, sample staining and flow cytometry. Does not work directly with animals, but handles blood and other primary cell sources from humans and species including mouse, rat, canine, monkey, etc.
  • Prepares and reviews documents for laboratory assay work including protocol worksheets. Maintains all records relevant to tasks performed in a research laboratory including a detailed notebook.
  • Assists in experiment planning and related activities including scheduling, ordering, and preparation of reagents.
  • As experience is gained, analyzes data from experiments and formats graphs, figures, and technical reports to present to supervisors or clients.
  • As experience is gained, trains other laboratory members on various complex experimental methods.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Life Sciences, preferably Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology or other Biomedical Sciences

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a biomedical research lab (academic or industry).
  • Experience working with primary mammalian cells is preferred. In particular, treating or processing blood, cryopreserving cells, working with biohazardous materials in a sterile BSL2 environment, performing cell culture, staining and analyzing cells by flow cytometry are relevant experiences.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to laboratory guidelines, and local, state, and federal health and safety procedures.
  • Good organizational and documentation skills.
  • Team player and proficient communicator using email, chat messaging, and video messaging.

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