Research Associate II – Bioanalytical

Posted on January 19, 2017


Job Title

Research Associate II – Bioanalytical


We are seeking a highly organized and motivated research associate to join the Bioanalytical Sciences group. This individual will contribute to our clinical assay and biomarker efforts while working in an innovative and fast-paced Silicon Valley team environment.

  • Hands-on processing of Clinical and ADME samples (e.g. blood, urine, CSF, etc.) using multiple enrichment and purification techniques
  • Quantitation of multiple analytes (i.e. xenobiotics, cofactors, biomarkers) in samples from Clinical and ADME studies via LC-MS/MS
  • Automate standard bioanalytical processes using robotic liquid handlers
  • Prepare, ship, retrieve, and store biomarker assay kits for worldwide clinical trials
  • Weigh and track biomarker compounds, prepare stocks, and QC assay components
  • Collaborate with CompSci on streamlining clinical sample and data entry


Essential Experience
  • B.A./B.S. in chemistry or biochemistry with 5 – 7 years of experience preferred
  • Experience with LC-MS/MS techniques for small molecule quantitation
  • Prior experience in CLIA certified clinical labs is beneficial
  • Familiarity with liquid handling laboratory automation is desirable
  • Knowledge of analyte extraction methods from tissue or biofluids is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Productive independent worker with excellent time management, communication & team skills
Desirable Experience
  • Prior experience in metabolic energy, inflammation , or neurological programs preferred


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