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Research Associate – Molecular Biology

Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research, Inc. La Jolla, CA
  • Expired: 8 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Routinely performs and participates in ongoing experiments in vector design and construction, stable cell line generation, recombinant protein and antibody production and analytical characterization with limited supervision.
  • Generates and independently analyzes routing and complex data produced from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytic instrumentation using appropriate computer technology and applications.
    • Molecular Biology: PCR, RT-PCR, RACE-PCR, primer design, ligation, transformation, Sanger sequence analysis, RNA and DNA isolation. Proficient with DNA software (Lasergene or similar).
    • Protein production: Experienced in protein production from bacteria and mammalian cells, e.g. FreeStyle293. Experience with insect cell systems a plus. Experienced with transfection, e.g. lipofection, electroporation and nucleofection.
    • Cellular biology: Skilled in culture of cell lines and stable cell line generation. Preferred to have experience with primary cells or human PBMCs. Proficient with basic flow cytometry and FlowJo analysis software. Experience with reporter cell assays or primary cell functional assays a plus.
    • Analytical methods: Skilled at western blot and ELISA methods. Experience with biomolecular interactions analysis tools such as Octet a plus.
    • Software: Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint, molecular biology software (Lasergene or similar), FlowJo
    • A basic understanding cell biology, immunology, and the relationship between antibody structure and function is a plus. The candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, well organized, able to multitask and work effectively as a team.
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks at the same time to produce quality results in timely manner. Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Develops new protocols and troubleshoots existing protocols with limited guidance from supervisor and/or other scientists.

  • Organizes and communicates results in timely manner. Prepares data summaries and presents them at team, project, and department meetings, accurately records experiments and data in laboratory notebooks, database.

  • Discusses findings with supervisor or team members to evaluate validity of findings and plan the next experiments in a timely manner.

Required Education

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related field.

Required Experience

Minimum 2 years lab experience post bachelor's degree.

Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Positive and progressive culture, great benefits, competitive compensation!

Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research, Inc., a dynamic BioPharma organization engaged in the discovery of novel therapeutics for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, or perceived affiliation with persons belonging to these protected classes.


9420 Athena Circle, La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla, CA