Research Associate
Kelly Services - San Diego, CA

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A very successful, small biotechnology company in Sorrento Valley (San Diego, CA 92121) is hiring a junior level Research Associate to assist them as they continue to grow.

Main responsibilities will be to assist with debugging and troubleshooting bloodwork experiments . MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS WITH BLOOD.

It is REQUIRED that you have at least 2 years of experience with the following:
  • cell culture
  • imaging
  • blood work
  • post processing
  • flow cytometry.
Duties will include the following:
1. Standard methods relating to flow cytometry and leukocyte subpopulation counts and assays, Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) identification, isolation of CTC for culture.

2. RA will be unprocessed blood from human volunteers. It will be deemed non-pathological, but all blood is possibly infectious regardless of what the pathologist says.

3. RA will be handling blood two to four times per week, for about two to four hours per day.

4. The initial goal is to receive donor blood (drawn by someone else), load with a biomarker, dilute it, run through filters and automation, collect the filtrate and effusate, and assess efficiency of filtering and effects on counts and health of subpopulations and rare cells such as CTC's, Stem cells, or Fetal cells.
This is a 4 month temporary assignment only.

Please do not apply if you are seeking contract to hire or long term.

ONLY PhD or Master level candidates will be considered.

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