Associate Research Scientist

Associate Scientist needed in San Diego, CA for an American research-driven pharmaceutical company that strives to improve health of people and animals everywhere in the world.  If you meet the requirements, please apply to this job. ( Job 41004-1)

12 Month W2 Contract

The advertised position provides an exciting opportunity to be a member of a highly innovative and collaborative NGS technology development team, in Sequencing Research Group, San Diego. As part of the larger Informatics and Predictive Sciences organization at company, the candidate will develop novel genomics assays and platforms, to better understand our pre-clinical and clinical-stage assets. The candidate will be in the unique position to engage with diverse scientific teams, utilizing enabling genomics tool to elucidate complex biological questions, with line of sight to benefit patient health. The position is for employment on a contract basis for 1 year, with potential to extend or convert.

• Development and benchmarking of high-throughput RNA-seq assays
• Perform routine cell culture and compound treatment of cells, along with functional assays related to drug response in cell lines
• Work independently and/or in collaboration with other team members on new assay and protocol development
• Develop and edit protocols and standard operating procedures
• Perform a wide variety of basic molecular biology techniques with minimal supervision

Skills/Knowledge preferred
• The candidate should have a Master’s degree with several years of experience executing molecular biology and genomics assays
• Strong understanding of RNA-seq, DNA-seq NGS technologies, with a track record of utilizing such assays
• Experience with assays such as targeted sequencing, multiplex PCR, ddPCR
• Understanding of Illumina sequencing data and ability to interpret secondary data analysis metrics
• Competence with standard cell isolation, cell culture, compound treatment, FF and FFPE tissue handling
• Experience with standard molecular biology tools e.g., PCR, qPCR, FACS
• Proficiency with MS Office suite, and ability to analyze and present genomic data
• Strong organizational skills and comfort with systems e.g., Confluence, JIRA, SharePoint systems
• Commit to quality by rigorous and constant evaluation of own work


Opportunity is Calling, Apply Now!

Recruiter: Amanda Hutchins

What’s In It For You?

We welcome you to be a part of one of the largest global staffing companies to meet your career aspirations. Yoh’s network of client companies has been employing professionals like you for over 65 years in the U.S., UK and Canada. Join Yoh’s extensive talent community that will provide you with access to Yoh’s vast network of opportunities and gain access to this exclusive opportunity available to you.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401K Retirement Saving Plan
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Direct Deposit & weekly ePayroll
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Referral Bonus Programs


Salary Range
$70,000.00 - 118,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
San Diego, CA 92189, US