Research Associate, Microarray Screening

Terray Therapeutics

Monrovia, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Sciences
  • Post Date: 06/05/2024
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  • Company Address: 129 N. Hill, Suite 103, Pasadena, California , 91106, US

About Terray Therapeutics

Terray Therapeutics is a biotechnology company headquartered in Pasadena, California. Terray utilizes a novel screening and optimization platform (tArray) to develop treatments for historically intractable causes of human disease.

Job Description

Terray Therapeutics is seeking new scientific minds to join our Microarray Screening team as a as a Research Associate. The focus of this position is the screening of proteins on Terray’s proprietary spatially encoded ultra-dense microarrays. The candidate will be a part of the larger biology team dedicated to screening and biology assays and will collaborate on daily basis with automation team, computational and data sciences team and production team. The position will be based in Monrovia, California.

The responsibilities include:

  • Preparing buffers for each protein
  • Proteins handling (dilutions, fluorescent secondary labeling) and quality control
  • Microarrays handling (inventory, blocking, loading, imaging)
  • Running proteins across the arrays through automated fluidics systems
  • Imaging the arrays on the microscope between protein binds
  • Imaging data QC
  • Data analysis and screening data QC
  • Interpret and communicate results
  • Process development and optimization
  • Record, organize, maintain experiments in electronic notebooks
  • Organization of lab and equipment and other tasks as needed

Experience and Qualifications

Given the company’s size, anticipated growth, and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a candidate who can work effectively within the existing Microarray Screening team and collaborate with other teams to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities.

Part of Terray Therapeutics’ success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized, and free to be creative.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related disciplines
  • Excellent attention to details and accurate data entry
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Skill in time management and multitasking
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, written and verbal communication and can thrive in highly-collaborative research environment
  • Ability to record, interpret, and report results with clarity
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency and ability to deliver high-quality data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experienced in a wet lab environment
  • Experience working with proteins
  • Experience in microscopy

They will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.

Compensation Details

$62,500 - $84,000 (annually) depending on experience; participation in the Company's stock option plan; 3% 401K contribution; fully paid health, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.