Temporary Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Research & Development

San Diego

Summary Description
The Temporary Research Associate/Senior Research Associate at PaxVax will be a key member of the R&D team and will focus on the optimization, characterization and scale-up of protein expression in mammalian cells for vaccine development. This temp position will also support other R&D activities as required including evaluation of new technologies.

The current position is expected to last 6-8 months offers an excellent growth and learning opportunity to work closely with experienced R&D teams to ensure delivery of project specific demands and requirements.

Desired Skills, Experience and Knowledge: 

  • Experience with optimization and scale-up of protein expression in mammalian and insect cells.
  • Experience with generation and establishment of stable cell lines.
  • Experience with DNA and RNA expression vectors, cloning, western blotting and flow cytometry
  • Ability to critically analyze, interpret and document results.
  • Additional Virology or protein purification or process development experience is a definite plus.
  • Write standard operating procedures and technical reports.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to new tasks and challenges.
  • Team player with integrity and accountability.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet timelines.
  • Excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills.

Qualification Requirements: 

  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Immunology, Chemistry or related discipline is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant industry experience with a B.S. or 3 years’ experience with an advanced degree.
  • Proven collaboration skills, learning agility, conceptual and strategic thinking, passion for results, and ability to navigate ambiguity.