Research Associate II

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Research Employment Category: Fulltime-Temporary


Who We Are

From research and discovery to post-market clinical development, our WWRD engine involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with genetic diseases.


The mission of the Biology Research group is to conduct preclinical research evaluating potential therapeutics for severe rare diseases with unmet medical needs. 

The Research Associate 2 will partner closely with a team of scientists to provide technical assistance and support.  He/She will primarily be responsible for a variety of assays to assess pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and mechanism of action of potential therapeutics. 

Responsibilities include:

·        Receive, organize and manage tissue samples.

·        Tissue processing such as DNA/RNA extraction.

·        Conduct biochemical assays such as ELISA, enzyme activity and Western Blot.

·        Perform molecular assays such as qPCR and ddPCR.

·        Thoroughly document procedures and results.

·        Assist with lab organization as needed.   


·        Experience with handling animal tissues is desired.

·        Candidates with previous laboratory experience in DNA/RNA purification, PCR, ELISA, and Western Blot will be preferred.  

·        Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.

·        The position requires organizational skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a fast-paced setting.  


•Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics with at least 4 years of experience; Master’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.