Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Protein Sciences at Second Genome
Brisbane, CA, US

Hi, we’re Second Genome.


We are a fast-paced and innovative venture-backed biotechnology company developing tomorrow’s breakthrough therapeutics at the interface of complex microbial communities and their host environments.  We are leaders in microbial ecology, metagenomics, and computer science. We love fresh approaches, we value process validation, and we are looking for a highly motivated Sr./Research Associate in Protein Sciences.


The Protein Science team is expanding and looking for a research associate team member to assist senior scientists with their growing experiment requirements. In this position, you will help to perform lab-based experiments and activities to develop therapeutic drug candidates.  You are self-driven, highly organized, focused, and enjoy working in a creative and dynamic team environment. You have the opportunity to work cross-functionally between our discovery scientists and informatics team to turn microbial genetics into medicine.


How You’ll Impact the Company:

  • Responsible for screening, characterizing, and engineering therapeutic drug candidates.
  • Develop and apply new assay technologies/methods for drug development and studies on protein-protein interaction.
  • Responsible for good record tracking and maintaining a detailed electronic lab notebook.
  • Dependent on experience level, design and perform experiments focused on molecular biology, cell biology, and protein chemistry.
  • Collaborate with senior scientists to create and develop new procedures.


What You Bring to the Role:

  • Bachelor/Master degree in a related science with lab experience and knowledge or, or experience with the basic techniques or methods required by the position.
  • Must have hands-on experience on ELISA, Western blot, SDS-PAGE, DNA and/or protein library preparation, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, vector designing and constructions.
  • Some of the following experiences would be plus: Protein purification, flow cytometry, antibody engineering, biophysical/biochemical protein characterization.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team or independently when needed.
  • Time management and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Proficient in maintaining laboratory notes, reports, and following SOPs.


Second Genome provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Second Genome complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.