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BlueYard Capital

Senior Research Associate, Translational Research



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024


Rarebase is a genetics-focused therapeutics startup based in Palo Alto, CA. Using high-throughput screening of thousands of compounds in vitro, their premier drug discovery engine maps molecular structure and drug action to the whole cell transcriptome, revealing therapeutic candidates that impact gene expression to treat disease.

What you’ll do

  • Conduct human iPSC culture, including cell line maintenance, expansion, and cryopreservation.
  • Assist in iPSC line development, iPSC differentiation and characterization.
  • Collaborate with team members on large-scale cell preparation for high throughput screening.
  • Perform immunocytochemistry, qPCR, Western blots, and other hands-on wet lab techniques.
  • Detailed record keeping in electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Concise and effective reporting and presentation of data.
  • Participate in routine laboratory tasks, including reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, and supply management.

What you’ll bring

  • A B.S. or M.S degree in life sciences, e.g., Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related field with 4+ years of R&D experience.
  • Excellent cell culture skills and strong background culturing and banking human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is required.
  • Experience with culturing primary or iPSC-derived neurons is preferred.
  • Familiarity with molecular biology and protein analysis techniques for cell characterization including immunocytochemistry, qPCR, western blot and/or functional cell-based assays, is desirable.
  • Experience performing high-throughput experiments with liquid handling instrumentation and automation is preferred.
  • Excellent recording, organizational, and planning skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently

Compensation range:

  • $80K-$105K

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work closely with our partners on translational research.
  • Premium health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Generous vacation policy

We are committed to developing an inclusive work environment for all employees, where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.