Research Assistant

Job Locations US-CA-Vallejo
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Under supervision of the PI, the Research Assistant will be responsible for managing sample flow and priorities in a laboratory conducting research on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism using specialized techniques to study dietary influences on chronic disease. Responsibilities include running multiple assays; data collection and reporting; coordination with research group members; and lab management.


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 final results thereof

Operates sensitive and highly complex laboratory equipment and/or perform computer applications

Maintains safe and efficient procedures in the laboratory; handle 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

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


A minimum of a BS or BA in molecular biology/biology/biochemistry or one of the biosciences and 2-7 years of comparable laboratory experience or a BS or MS in molecular biology/biology/biochemistry 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 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 $68,632.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $54,905.00/Yr.


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