Senior Research Associate/Research Associate

Full Time

San Francisco, CA

About our company

Assembly Biosciences (Nasdaq: ASMB) is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative treatments for hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) and C. difficile. Both programs have breakthrough potential to provide higher cure rates for these debilitating diseases.

Assembly Biosciences is committed to advancing science and enhancing the health and well-being of patients. This commitment, along with a vibrant team culture, drives our efforts to develop and commercialize novel approaches to treating HBV and C. difficile.

Job Description

The Research Associate will work as a member of the Assembly Biosciences biology team at our San Francisco campus. The right candidate will support our HBV pre-clinical drug discovery programs in a multi-disciplinary fast-paced team environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Independently plan and perform experiments and generate data in a virology laboratory setting
  • Perform cell based assays, biochemistry, and molecular biology experiments
  • Assist in experiment design/troubleshooting, data analysis, drafting protocols, and supporting lab operations
  • Support routine research efforts and contribute to meeting project goals
  • Effectively communicate scientific data regularly and participate in group meetings

Education & Experience

  • B.Sc./Masters or equivalent degree in a related scientific discipline
  • Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of experience in industrial or academic settings
  • Extensive expertise in ensuring safe laboratory practices and BSL standards

Required Qualifications

  • Independent, motivated, and proactive cell biologist and/or molecular virologist with a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong background in cell culture techniques
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques and approaches including mammalian vector design, ELISA assays, reporter assays and (RT)qPCR
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to quickly develop new technical skills, ability to think independently, be results oriented, and have strong attention to detail
  • Ability to present basic concepts and detailed scientific data to diverse teams and management through good verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years laboratory experience with cell-based assays
  • Experience in an industrial environment is preferred
  • Experience with protein sciences including protein extraction techniques, analysis via Western blot / fluorescent microscopy, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with DNA plasmid design softwares, GraphPad Prism, Dotmatics is a plus

Position Type



Minimal travel is required. Employees are encouraged to attend conferences and symposiums.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Assembly Biosciences are willing to work with qualified candidates for their visa requirements, H1-B sponsorship, or any special clearances required.

AAP/EEO Statement

Assembly Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We encourage applicants of all ages.


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