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Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA at Organovo Holdings, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/27/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Organovo’s Therapeutics team is seeking an experienced Senior Research Associate, who will be responsible for developing experimental conditions and workplans, conducting focused independent experiments under the supervision of scientific leaders, developing new research techniques and protocols, interpreting data sets, and performing general lab work.

Senior Research Associate Responsibilities:

  • Mammalian cell culture including initiation, propagation, and cryopreservation
  • Basic operation of a NovoGen MMX bioprinter
  • Generation and maintenance of three-dimensional (3D) tissue constructs
  • Performing cell-based assays including ELISA, DNA quantitation, RNA extraction, tissue homogenization, gene expression profiling, metabolic assays
  • Basic data management and processing, data interpretation, communication (written and verbal) of results, and record-keeping
  • Experimental design and planning
  • Analysis of bioprinted tissues and associated materials
  • Assist in the preparation and writing of technical reports, grants, patent applications and manuscripts
  • Preparation and maintenance of bioreactors and devices essential for tissue maturation and development
  • Potential supervisory responsibilities for entry-level Research Associates and/or interns

Senior Research Associate Skills and Experience:

  • BS, BA or equivalent degree in biology, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, biomedical engineering or a closely related field
  • 5+ years of research experience in an industrial laboratory setting
  • Demonstrated experience in mammalian cell culture, particularly with primary cell lines and/or stem cells and working in a biosafety cabinet
  • In vivo animal model experience is desirable
  • Conduct of common laboratory assays such as western blotting, qPCR, ELISA
  • Previous experience doing IND enabling activities and/or moving a project from research into development
  • An aptitude for working well with others
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and Organovo retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities, and assigning other activities.

Organovo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. 

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 858-224-1000 for assistance.



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