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Monrovia, California Aerotek

This Biotech company is seeking a Research Associate. The ideal candidate is self-driven, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and passionate about learning/implementing new technologies that enhance the discovery process. This is an exciting opportunity to impact the next wave of drug development candidates to enter our pipeline. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of technical proficiency, and an ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a cross functional team format.

Job Duties include:
Hands on experience with plasmid preparation, cloning, vector construction, mutagenesis, PCR, DNA sequencing is required.
Extensive working knowledge of DNA sequence analysis programs (eg. Geneious, Sequencher) and related bioinformatics data-mining tools is expected.
Familiarity protein expression, purification (in both E. coli & mammalian cells) and characterization protocols would be a strong plus.
Must be highly motivated and enthusiastic team player, with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Excellent communication, documentation and organizational skills are required.
Prior work experience in a biotech environment would be preferred.
Tissue culture, DNA work , cloning, extraction/purification, expression, Transfection, Mammalian Expression, Aseptic Techniques

About Aerotek:

Your success starts with the right career opportunity. Aerotek uses a people-focused approach to connect job seekers to incredible opportunities with leading organizations. Established in 1983, we've grown to become a consistent Best of Staffing® winner for talent satisfaction because of our dedication to exceptional service. Serving over 300,000 contract workers every year, we specialize in placing workers with engineering, scientific, professional and industrial skill sets. Aerotek is proud to offer competitive benefits, including contributory medical, dental and vision insurance, weekly pay, discounts on consumer goods and services and more.