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Research Associate - II

American Cybersystems, Inc. (ACS Group) Foster City Full-Time
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Role: Research Associate - Biology - II

Location: Foster City, CA

Duration: 6 Months

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative laboratory scientist to support discovery and development of therapeutic agents to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other fibrotic diseases. The successful candidate will support research projects by characterizing pre-clinical compounds, assessing mechanism of action, and participating in biomarker identification. The candidate must be driven, able to work independently with minimal supervision, and display scientific curiosity and rigor. Excellent organizational skills with regard to management of data, reagents, and equipment are essential.

This individual must demonstrate the ability to

  • Independently plan, perform and manage experiments including cell-based assays, immunoassay, biochemical assays etc.
  • Perform cell-based assays on mammalian cell lines
    * Assess therapeutic potential and mechanism of action of new drugs by analysis of tissues and plasma from pre-clinical rodent models.
  • Proactively troubleshoot technical issues and recommend potential corrective actions based on personal observations and literature searches.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively to advance projects, perform studies with minimal supervision.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

  • Applicants must have a BS degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or a MS degree with 4+ years of relevant experience, preferably in industry.
    * Technical skills should include extensive experience with human and rodent cell culture, cell-based assays, Western blot, and immunoassays such as ELISA, MSD, and/or Luminex.
    * Experience with gene expression analysis is a plus. Proficiency with basic data analysis programs (Excel, GraphPad Prism, etc.) and application of statistics.

Skills required

Molecular Biology
Cell Cultures
Cell Biology
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ACS Group is a premier provider of IT Consulting, Engineering Consulting, Healthcare, Talent, and Workforce Management Solutions to Fortune 1000 companies globally. ACS Group conducts business through five operating brands – AIC, Analysts, ComforceHealth, MassGenics, and HireGenics – each with a specialized business focus. Our operating brands have provided targeted services and solutions for more than 50 years. ACS Group has grown to over $700 million in revenue with more than 12,000 employees and consultants worldwide. Recognitions include: #1 Largest Minority-Owned IT Consulting Company in the U.S. (2016 SIA); Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award (2017). ACS Group is a certified MBE organization, and operating brand, HireGenics, is an NMSDC Corporate Plus® member. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ACS Group has offices across the U.S., in India, and an international presence in Canada and Latin America.

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