Research Associate I – Innovation (Discovery Research)

R&D | Santa Ana, CA

Job Function:

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join our Innovation Group. The Research Associate I will work in a cross-disciplinary R&D team, in collaboration with internal and external partners, focused on product and process development to support Discovery Research.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain and expand human iPSC using mammalian cell culture techniques, including media preparation, cell passaging and quantitation, preparation of cell samples for analysis, cell cryopreservation, and banking
  • Help develop and optimize quantitative cell-based assays in iPSCs and/or primary cells using a variety of techniques (high content imaging, FACS, etc)
  • Streamline workflows in a cross-functional Research and Development group
  • Support the design and execution of experiments and protocols to generate data to meet deadlines
  • Prepare formal reports and presentations for group meetings
  • Actively participate in group/project meetings
  • Ability to be a team player and collaborate with colleagues is critical
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to develop new capabilities and products
  • Good Documentation Practices & Good Laboratory Practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or equivalent required; M.S degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant working experience, including cell culture experience
  • Prior experience with iPS cell culture maintenance and differentiation strongly preferred
  • Proficient with flow cytometry, western blot analysis, and microscopy
  • General knowledge of statistics
  • General life science lab safety knowledge
  • Ability to use professional concepts, company's policies, and procedures to perform a wide range of assigned work and solve complex problems



Principals only. No recruiters please.

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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