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Astellas Research Institute of America4.1
Research Associate
San Diego, CA
$49K - $90K (Glassdoor est.)
Rating Highlights
Compensation & Benefits : 4.4
Culture & Values : 4.1
Career Opportunities : 3.6
Work/Life Balance : 3.4
Job & Company Insights
Job Type : Full-time
Job Function : research assistant
Industry : Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Size : 1001 to 5000 Employees

Education: BA, BS, or MS in biological science, biotechnology, or related field

Experience: (Required) Industry or academic research experience

(Preferred) 2+ years in academic, biotech or pharma bench research environment. Experience in gene therapy field.

Skills: (Technical – Required) Experience with rodent handling includes drug administration routes (po, iv, im, it, etc.), rodent surgery, standard molecular biology experience including protein, nucleic acid purification, Western or dot blotting, qPCR, Cell culture and cellular transfection with viral/non-viral vectors, Immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, Fluorescence microscopy, standard statistical analysis

(Technical – Preferred) Mouse stereotaxic surgery, Adeno-associated virus and lentivirus manufacturing (Gene synthesis, plasmid DNA amplification, viral production and purification). Experience with neural assays including differentiated primary CNS and PNS cultures, Human iPSC expansion and differentiation to specific cell types. Experience with image acquisition and automated image processing.

(Operational) Adherence to corporate policy, attention to detail in research and documentation, Comfortable working with a multinational team of scientists (Japanese language skills are a plus, but not required.)

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Temporary

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Safety precautions include mandatory daily health assessment, mandatory facemask use. Additional extensive precautions internally deployed to limit exposure and spread.

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
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