Research Assistant

Department: R&D/Production

Reports To: Research Scientist/Group Leader

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, in either verbal or written form.

CTK Biotech is a San Diego based company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative diagnostic test kits for the IVD community worldwide. Our mission is to simplify diagnostics and improve global health.

We are seeking a motivated Research Assistant with knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, or tissue culture techniques.  The successful candidate will have experience in protein expression and purification and will be a critical part of our antibody and protein R&D team.

Work Environment

Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations are available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform protein expression in bacterial, insect cells, and mammalian systems. He/she will perform purification and supporting techniques including SDS-Page Analysis and ELISA with limited supervision.
  • Perform sterile tissue culture techniques (maintenance, propagation, cell banking) and cell line generation (transfection/transduction). Provide support to the team for their cell culture needs.
  • Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook and draft SOPs associated with assay development and validation projects.
  • Day-to-day problem solving and cross-functional team-based activities to ensure daily operations and timelines are met.
  • Interpret and present results to senior staff
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Education and/or Experience

  • M.S. or B.S. with 2 years’ experience in biotech/pharma/academia
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and demonstrate initiative and follow-through in problem-solving.

    Required Knowledge, Skill and Experience

    • Detail oriented highly organized, and able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficient with MS Office and other commonly used software.

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    • This position will be located at our new extended facility in Poway (near Costco), California.

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