Research Associate

Job Locations US-CA-Vallejo
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The Research Associate will be responsible for running and managing sample analyses in a laboratory conducting research in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism using specialized techniques to study dietary influences on chronic disease. Demonstrated skills performing immunoassays is required for this position. Responsibilities also include running multiple assays; data collection, analyses, and reporting, working with research group members and lab management duties.


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Responsibilities include:

  • Performs highly specialized and advanced experiments and a complex variety of assays; ELISAs, Immunoaffinity assays, Western Blots, antibody purification, etc.
  • Serves as a technical expert for troubleshooting assays
  • Prepares analytical reports relative to research data
  • Monitors progress of research projects and coordinates information between research group members
  • Calibrates, sets up, and maintains laboratory equipment
  • Devises methods for testing in the laboratory, as needed
  • Maintains highly detailed records of the stages of development of tests and the results thereof
  • Operates sensitive and highly complex laboratory equipment and/or perform computer applications
  • Maintains safe and efficient procedures in the laboratory; handles hazardous waste
  • Provides instruction and training to student researchers
  • Performs library research and assist in the preparation of grants and manuscripts
  • Maintain quality controls standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings
  • Research Associate is also expected to maintain and implement laboratory methods

Lab Management duties:

  • Maintaining water filtration system
  • Testing the eyewash/shower stations
  • Freezer management
  • Ordering any supplies for maintenance of Ground Floor Labs
  • Keep an up-to-date inventory of chemicals.
  • Chemical waste and biological waste monitored and managed according to disposal rules
  • Daily monitoring and logging of temperatures for freezers, fridges, and lab room


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (if applicable): should reflect who the employee is supervising and what the
expectations are.

  • Assists and/or trains graduate students and others rotating through the lab; may be responsible for supervision and training of junior research personnel.


QUALIFICATION(S): is the Education, Training and/or related experience needed by the person to perform the job.

  • A minimum of a BS or BA in molecular biology, or one of the biosciences, and 2-7 years of comparable laboratory experience or a MS in molecular biology or one of the biosciences and 1-5 years of comparable laboratory experience. Candidate must have strong skills in immunoassays and related data analyses. Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, strong organizational ability, strong analytical skills, ability to meet deadlines, general computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office

CORE COMPETENCIES: identify the behavior an employee is expected to demonstrate.


  • Can perform highly specialized and advanced experiments and a complex variety of assays; ELISAs, immunoaffinity assays, and Western blots.
  • Can use language effectively to facilitate the exchange of ideas, exhibits respect and understand of others to maintain professional relationships, perform necessary experiments, and analyze and interpret results.

Maximum Salary

USD $73,684.21/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $58,947.36/Yr.


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