Research Associate (Scientific)

Irvine, CA 92618

Employment Type: Full time Category: Engineering/Technical Job Number: Research Associate (Scientific) [SA] Pay Rate: $27 - $34 per hour

Job Duties:

  • Performs laboratory experiments associated with the design, development, execution, and implementation of scientific research projects.
  • Conducts feasibility analysis of potential product development and/or optimization.
  • Observes documents, analyzes, compiles, inputs, and presents technical data.
  • Troubleshoots experiments with the assistance from supervisor.
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory protocols and processes.
  • Maintains complete and thorough lab notebooks.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, chemistry, or other related life science field.


  • 0-2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of experimental design.
  • Basic knowledge of scientific related principles and possibly general molecular biology techniques including: electrophoresis, blotting.
  • Proficiency in the basic use of laboratory equipment and materials (may include pipetting, chemical safety)
  • Working knowledge of computer software programs such as Excel, Word, Lotus Notes, etc.
  • Organization, analytical, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, chemistry, or other related life science field.


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