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.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF 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:

None

 

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.​​​​​​​

Requirements

  • 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. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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