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Reseach Associate I at CERUS

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Concord, California

Job Description:

Summary & Scope of Position:

Support manufacturing or development activities in support of multiple projects related to the INTERCEPT Blood System

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute experiments, as assigned, either independently or as a team member, including experiments to support R&D, design verification, and manufacturing validations.

  • Prepare and manipulate various blood products, including plasma, platelets and red blood cells.

  • Assist with protocol and report writing and creation of data capture sheets.

  • Make observations, analyze data, and present results.

  • Monitor reagents and supplies and order as necessary.

  • Assist with creation of new performance test methods for adsorbent compounds and medical devices (spectrophotometric and physical testing).

  • Maintain familiarity with current adsorbent and medical device performance test methods

  • Document work in laboratory notebook or controlled document in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Create labels, label tubes, and create sample collection forms.

  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent certification in a scientific discipline.

  • Solid mathematics skills, including knowledge of computer software (Excel)

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.  Organized.

  • Basic understanding of laboratory procedures, equipment and computerized data handling.

  • Understanding of GLP/GMP requirements.

  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Team oriented.

  • Good communication skills (encompasses verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)

  • Time management skills (schedules, timelines, task prioritization)

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