Research Assistant - Fresh Biological Samples

Laboratory Services - Redwood City, CA4.3

Full-time
Precision for Medicine develops assays and runs global logistics by using biomarkers to stratify patients, incomparably improving R&D efficiency and success for our clients. We lead every aspect of our clinical trials from sites to biomarkers to diagnostics, all under a single roof. We dramatically accelerate our clients pathway from proof of concept to drug approval.

We specialize in vitro and ex vivo assays achieving a range of research, safety, efficacy, and biomarker objectives to speed and streamline research and clinical trials. We use Multiplatform immune monitoring solutions from preclinical through phase 3 studies, supported by our global biorepository footprint, cell biology, sample processing, and molecular capabilities. We honor our clients need for high-quality, accurate study results, by delivering meticulous sample handling and sophisticated global logistics—always utilizing industry-leading quality systems, including GxP, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, College of American Pathologists (CAP), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

Because Clinical trials depend on biological specimen samples being collected and deposited on a continual basis, you will process biospecimens when they return to our facility or are requested for further testing, ultimately playing a meaningful role in helping patients gain access to the treatment they need

About You:
You prefer working behind the scenes - not everyone wants to be center stage and that's okay!
You appreciate routine tasks and find it easy to remain focused
An environment that changes rapidly to keep pace with advancements in technology is exciting to you- resulting in a great sense of accomplishment and continual improvement
You are seeking a stable career with a growing organization where you can chip in right away and continue to grow as a professional
You are deeply detailed oriented and value accuracy and thoroughness

In this role:
You will process fresh patient specimens and nonclinical samples
You will perform PMBC or cell subset isolations, plasma fractionations, serum separations, cell thawing, cell counting and generating whole blood aliquots.
You will receive and process nonclinical samples such as whole blood units and/or leukopaks

Qualifications:
Minimum Required:
Bachelor of science degree with a concentration in Biology, Chemistry or Life Sciences

Other Required:
Basic laboratory skills and prior training in aseptic technique
Good attention to detail, excellent documentation skills and shown ability to work well in a group environment
Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
Proven ability to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

Preferred:
1-2 year’s relevant lab experience
Isolating PBMCs from whole blood or leucopheresis
LIMS and QMS experience