DescriptionWe are seeking a self-motivated individual for a contractor scientific researcher position within the department of Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and performing immuno-chemical and cell-based functional assays to characterize large molecule drug candidates, in support of drug discovery programs in the disease areas of Immunology and/or Cancer Immunology. This individual will be expected to work in the laboratory at our South San Francisco campus.QualificationsA BS or MS in Immunology, Molecular and Cell Biology, or a related field with at least 3 years of laboratory experience. Working experience and skills in human cell culture and cell-based assays are required. Experience in developing assays using human primary cells is a plus. Experience and skills with Flow cytometry, Luminex, and MSD are also desirable. The candidate should be self-motivated. He/she should possess critical and analytical thinking skills, strong oral/written communication skills, quick learning capabilities, and the ability to multitask. The candidate should be a team player and be able to collaborate well with researchers in the group and the department.Key words (in the order of importance)Cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, Luminex, Meso Scale Discovery (MSD), Western Blot, etc.