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🧬Research Associate, Lab Manager

Avail bio

Avail bio

Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Research Associate, Lab Manager

Date Posted
February 2, 2022 1:50 PM
San Francisco CA
Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genomics, Synthetic Biology
How to apply?
Here, at our application form!

About Avail (http://avail.bio)

Avail Bio is short-circuiting therapeutic & target discovery by peering inside the immune response ​
Proprietary experimental & informatic platform to discover and de-risk new treatments for disease ​
Developing novel methods to dive deeper into the ocean of novel immunology in a patient’s blood! ​
Spun-out of research at top universities, & backed by top biotech investors, incl. Illumina Inc. & 50Y
Our Mission? To Push The Boundary of Immune Therapeutic Discovery. Please reach out to learn more!

About the Position

We are seeking a Research Associate, Lab Manager to lead critical laboratory tasks, including laboratory protocols, blood sample processing, and clinical data curation. This is an in-person, full-time position at our laboratory in San Francisco, CA.
Degree Requirements: Bachelors or Masters in relevant life sciences field, with 2+ years of academic research, or biotech industry (preferred), experiences
Salary range: Competitive with benefits, & dependent on number of years prior experience
Location: San Francisco, CA (SOMA neighborhood, near Caltrain, MUNI, & baseball park)
Start date: March 2022
Qualifications demonstrated by successful candidates will include:
Demonstrated laboratory experience with diverse experimental techniques:
Mastery of sterile technique when handling cell culture & blood samples
Experience with isolating cells (PBMC’s) and serum/plasma from blood
Hands-on experience with B cells, &/or cultured cells (e.g. HEK 293T)
Hands-on experience with PCR and basic in vitro assays (incl. ELISA)
Experience with qPCR, cloning, and NGS (incl. Bioanalyzer) is a plus
Interest in working with and managing clinical data from human subjects
Any research experiences involving phenotypic clinical data is a plus
Excellent organizational instincts & communication skills in a laboratory context
Aptitude or proficiency for lab supplies ordering and inventory management
Superior work-ethic, team-first mentality, and scientific maturity
Responsibilities for the Laboratory Associate will include the following:
Support laboratory projects, including single-cell and in vitro assays
Preparing bacterial cell culture amplifications, and genomic libraries
Processing human blood samples from clinical/medical collaborators
Managing clinical data from patients, & interfacing with collaborators
Coordinating with off-site collaborators to maintain and track studies
Ordering laboratory supplies, keeping track of & restocking inventory
Working with us, you’ll gain the opportunity to:
Work on the cutting edge of synthetic immunology and drug discovery research and development
Work collaboratively with a team of accomplished PhD experimental and computational scientists
Learn the in's and out's of a venture-backed genomic startup company

Avail Values: Ocean

O[ptimistic] – We believe great achievement is possible, with hard work!
C[reative] – We like to work together to create & translate new solutions
E[quitable] – We promote a meritocratic & apolitical culture of performance
A[daptable] – We follow our mission, while adapt/adjusting to changing winds
N[erdy] – We all “nerd out” on something! (scientific && personal interests)

Let's Get in Touch

If this position sounds right for you, we’d love to hear from you ​
Please reach out with your résumé here at our application form!
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Avail Bio values diversity and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. We firmly believe that a diverse team is a stronger and more thoughtful team, with our collection of diverse backgrounds & experiences amounting to much greater than simply sum of our parts.