Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Aragen is seeking a Research Associate with biotechnology industrial experience in molecular biology.  The successful candidate will be responsible for performing DNA isolation, restriction mapping, DNA cloning, DNA sequence analysis, PCR techniques and gel electrophoresis, under limited supervision. The candidate must have experience with sterile microbial techniques and experience in cell culture techniques is a plus. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for organizing and restocking laboratory supply inventory, including solutions and reagents and have the ability to make accurate reagents and solutions. Maintaining a clean laboratory environment and the ability to multitask are a must.


The candidate will work in timeline-driven, fast-paced matrixed environment that requires the ability to work simultaneously on multiple and diverse projects and interact with colleagues across diverse functional groups. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and must be very detail oriented. Good documentation and computer skills (PP, Word, Excel, VectorNTI, etc.) are required.  Candidates will have a BS and 0-2 years of experience.

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Technical Proposal Writer

Aragen is looking for a Technical Proposal Writer with a scientific background sufficient to gain a thorough understanding of Aragen’s service offerings, price guidelines and timelines.  This individual will conceptualize, develop, describe and refine the research workplan to meet the customer’s study goals, integrate input for the scientific teams, and incorporate it into an appropriately formatted document with costs, timeline and standard legal terms and conditions.  The position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review Request For Proposals (RFP) from clients. These may be in document form or through participating in discussions with sales team members, technical staff and/or customers
  • Draft scientific workplans to meet the customer’s study goals
  • Incorporate information about study timelines, deliverables and costs
  • Insure legal terms and conditions are consistent in all documents
  • Meet due dates for submitting competitive bids

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate an understanding of program requirements for the research and development of biologic reagents and therapeutics
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively between sales, technical and finance teams
  • Self-motivated individual with great attention to detail and time management skills to meet deadlines with a first-time-right attitude
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and timelines in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

Required Education and Experience

  • Degree in Biological Sciences, MS or higher preferred
  • 8+ years of industry experience in scientific research, technical and/or grant writing

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Scientist, Immunology 

Aragen Bioscience, Inc, is seeking for its Preclinical Research Division, a motivated Scientist with several years of post graduate experience in in-vivo/in-vitro-Immunology-Oncology Assays.

This is an opportunity to work in a scientific environment that allows for personal development in program management and valuable client facing opportunities while learning and working in the latest of scientific innovation in the areas of oncology, immunology, inflammation and other disease areas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing both in vivo and ex-vivo-based oncology and immunology assays using a wide variety of human and mouse immune cell lines as well as primary cells.

Assays will consist of both small molecules and biologic therapeutics and other state of the art platforms.

The candidate will work in timeline-driven, fast-paced matrixed environment that requires the ability to work simultaneously on multiple and diverse projects and interact across different functional groups. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and must be very detail oriented. Good communication skills, documentation and computer skills (PP, Word, Excel, Graphpad, etc.) are required and the candidate must be familiar with data organization, analysis and preparation for presentations. Aptitude and desire to learn new techniques is a must.

Position Requirements
  • MS, Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell Biology.
  • 3+ years of experience in academia or industry. CRO experience is a plus.
  • Strong background in performing cell based/Immuno-assays (Tissue culture, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, ADCC, CDC, MLR, etc.).
  • Proficiency in pre-clinical small animal studies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in matrix environments.
  • Ability to perform in an environment of team work and collaboration.

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Animal Research Technician (Part Time)

We are currently seeking an experienced animal technician for our in vivo research projects. He/She will perform duties involving the daily care of research animals for experimental purposes, which includes daily health monitoring (taking body weight measurement), collecting other in vivo data (e.g., tumor measurement), dosing of animals (ip, iv, sc, and po), and collecting the organ samples (bleeding i.e., tail or retro-orbital bleeding, or cardiac bleeding and extracting organ tissues). All work will involve the direct handling of laboratory mice with a potential work with rats and other rodents. The candidate is also required to work in a barrier facility and wearing proper PPE. Interested candidates should have several years of pertinent experience in a small to medium scale animal care facility and meet the following requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent, college degree preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with handling laboratory rodents.
  • Proficient with compound dosing and collection of samples for PK/PD
  • Competent at entering data onto a laptop computer.
  • Skill and knowledge to apply principles of sanitizing and disinfecting cages 
in compliance with AAALAC standards.
  • Availability to work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Experience in surgical techniques and/or in vivo disease models is highly
  • AALAS certification (ALAT or higher) preferred.
  • Accurate record keeping and troubleshooting skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and willing to meet strict time lines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, goal oriented, team-based environment 
Aragen is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a challenging work environment with excellent salary and benefits.

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Aragen Bioscience provides a challenging work environment in which talented employees expand their technical skills and scientific knowledge and contribute directly to the ongoing success of the organization. The Company is located in Morgan Hill, California, at the south end of the Silicon Valley. We offer excellent salary and benefits. Aragen is an equal opportunity employer.