Associate Research Scientist

San Diego, California

Join Our Innovative Translational Development Team as Associate Research Scientist!

Location: San Diego, CA Onsite

Competitive Pay Rate: $56/hr – $58/hr

Are you passionate about groundbreaking research in the pharmaceutical industry? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment? We are seeking an Associate Research Scientist to join our Translational Development Group in San Diego. This is your opportunity to be at the forefront of drug screening, assay development, and biomarker discovery, making a tangible impact on patient outcomes.

  • Semi-independently execute defined experiments, data analysis and data QC
  • Report on scientific results to meet project deadlines
  • Work at the bench to develop and execute established and novel molecular and cell-based assays for
  • drug screening as well as understanding molecular pathways (Proliferation, Apoptosis, Flow
  • Cytometry etc.)
  • Perform cell biology and molecular biology including primary and tumor cell culture, lentiviral
  • transductions, RNA and protein preparation from cells and tissue, RT-PCR, western blotting, and
  • ELISA. Some training may be provided
  • Hands on experience in working with CRISPR, siRNA and shRNA is a plus. Training will be provided.
  • May involve handling and processing patient derived tissues and blood samples
  • Collaborate effectively and cultivate positive and productive relationships with other scientists

Required Skills:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with 2-4 years’ work experience in the Pharma industry.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with sterile cell culture, cell-based assays (CTG, apoptosis) and molecular
  • biology techniques (Protein, DNA and RNA isolations, Western blot, qRT-PCR, Flow Cytometry)
  • Experience with high-throughput drug screening is a plus.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and contribute to life-changing research, apply today to join our team in sunny San Diego!

About SSi People: 
With over 25 years of industry experience, SSi People has built its reputation and expertise on putting people first. Everything we do works toward delivering an exceptional experience for our consultants, our clients, and our internal team. Through a genuine commitment to people in everything we do. We have developed refined processes and a stellar internal team to deliver talent quickly. More importantly, we focus on building long-term relationships, not transactions. Putting people first is just what we do well. 


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