Research Associate II

La Jolla, CA

Job Req code: 966

Category: Research & Development

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The La Jolla, CA office of Organogenesis is seeking a motivated and responsible candidate for a Research Associate II position. The candidate must show initiative, strong communication skills, relevant scientific knowledge/experience, and be a team player. Excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and good organizational skills are essential to being successful in this position.


Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Product Development, the Research Associate II will assist in supporting the research and product development activities.  Typical responsibilities include:

  • Performs a wide range of assigned research experiments with efficiency, accuracy and attention to details, and minimal supervision (e.g., selects methods, troubleshoots routine and some non-routine procedures).
  • Makes observations, documents experimental data, and generates related reports on results.
  • Designs and executes experiments according to standard protocols, make observations and interpret findings.
  • Exercises technical judgment in execution of specialized procedures and interpretation of complex results.
  • Initiates non-routine problem investigation and recommends solutions.
  • Performs calculations, statistics, and complex analysis on experimental results and develops hypotheses.
  • Contributes to design of well­ defined experimental procedures.
  • Maintains responsibility for routine laboratory instrumentation and supplies.
  • Orders laboratory materials and reagents
  • Receives, stores, aliquots and keeps inventory of important laboratory reagents.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment by keeping up with routine maintenance and inspection.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and procedures.
  • Assist in ordering and receiving laboratory supplies.
  • Organizes and stores all chemicals substances, fluids and compressed gases according to safety instructions.
  • Records all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility.
  • Completes projects by assisting other R&D teammates; attending and participating in group and project meetings.
  • Ensures that all safety guidelines are followed strictly at all times and maintain a clean and orderly environment.
  • Collaborates with other team members within the department and cross-functionally.


Supervison Received:

Under the supervision of the Principal Scientist

Supervison Exercised:



Physical Demands

  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Bending over for extended periods of time.
  • Sometimes having repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 40 lbs.


Environmental Conditions

  • Frequently in a lab setting.
  • Frequently around biohazardous materials.
  • Frequently using scientific equipment like microscopes, centrifuges, hoods, etc.
  • Occasionally in cold temperatures.
  • Occasionally around loud noises.​​​​​​​


  • 2-5 years of laboratory experience in a related environment
  • 4-year Degree in biology, chemistry or relevant field
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of a variety of standard laboratory procedures and techniques; of laboratory equipment and terminology; and of laboratory hazards and safety practices.
  • Experience with Cell Culture, PCR, ELISA assays, and other relevant laboratory procedures
  • Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, biohazards etc.)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
  • Ability to work organized and in an autonomous fashion. 


  • Experience with tissue engineered medical devices and biologics
  • Familiarity to the cGMP and GLP requirements and documentation