Senior Research Associate

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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 11/9/2016

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. Novato, CA

Novato, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Why Join Us?

Ultragenyx is a clinical stage biotechnology company committed to bringing to market novel products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare diseases with an initial focus on serious debilitating metabolic genetic diseases. Founded in 2010, the company has rapidly built a diverse portfolio of both large and small molecule candidates with the potential to address diseases for which the unmet medical need is high, the biology for treatment is clear, and for which there are no approved therapies.

Come join our team during this exciting time of growth and opportunities!

We are located in Novato, CA, 25 miles north of San Francisco with a future office in Brisbane, California.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate with experience in molecular biology, cell based and genetics techniques to support translational research programs in the area of rare diseases. The candidate will work with nucleic acids, proteins and mammalian cell culture and contribute towards the development of biochemical and cell based assays for target validation and advancement of biologics and small molecule therapeutics. Responsibilities include independent planning and execution of experimental work, data analysis and presentation of material at project team meetings. The candidate will be expected to collaborate and work dynamically on diverse projects, communicate effectively on scientific concepts and interact with colleagues in other functional areas.


Provide hands-on experimental support for scientific projects using techniques involving nucleic acids, proteins and biologics and cell based assays

Assist in design of experimental studies and perform necessary assays for data capture, analysis and presentation. Candidate will be required to perform accurate record keeping

Contribute towards new assay development as necessary using appropriate platform technologies

Identify new technologies for internal applications

Demonstrate curiosity and creative desire to answer scientific questions

Collaborate on different projects providing technical expertise where necessary to assist other functional groups

Communicate effectively by providing regular verbal and formal project updates