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Research Assistant

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Firmenich is seeking a highly motivated research associate to join our Discovery Biology/HTS group. This is a fully onsite position.


Key Responsibilities: 
•    Primarily responsible for tissue culture, such as routine maintenance and passage of cell lines
•    Provide support in the design, optimization and execution of molecular biology processes  
•    Provide general support to the biology team by maintaining general upkeep of the laboratory
•    Documentation of experiments and generation of reports in conjunction with other research staff
•    Work in collaboration with colleagues in an interdisciplinary research team


We value:
•    Proficiency with tissue culture and cell transfection
•    Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., DNA and RNA amplification and quantification, traditional PCR, gel electrophoresis, and restriction digests)
•    Experience working with ion channels and GPCRs a plus
•    Experience running cell-based and high-throughput assays a plus
•    Self-motivation with the ability to function as a team player in a highly dynamic environment 
•    Required: BS in Biology, cell or molecular biology or related field with hands-on experience in lab-type setting (academic or industry)

We offer: 
•    Opportunity to learn many skills relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry such as assay development and high throughput screening
•    High Challenge and High Reward Environment
•    Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
•    Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefits programs.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

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