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Research Associate II

Company: Cerus Corporation
Location: Concord
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Summary and Scope of Position:

Process blood components and perform plasma and platelet function assays, including under GLP conditions for regulatory submissions. Additionally, coordinate studies and participate in assay validations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute sample analysis and experiments, either independently or as a team member; including for product claims and regulatory submissions.
  • Prepare and manipulate various blood products, including plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate.
  • Perform and appropriately document GLP and notebook studies.
  • Make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results for research experiments as well as GLP studies.
  • Participate in the development and validation of new methods.
  • Maintain laboratory instruments.
  • Document work in a laboratory notebook in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Prepare and present experimental results in appropriate forums.
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience
  • Experience working with human blood products desirable but not required
  • Basic understanding of laboratory procedures, equipment, and computerized data handling
  • Experience with word processing and spreadsheet applications are a must
  • Good analytical skills
  • Team-oriented
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Time management (scheduling, timelines, and task prioritization)
  • Good communication skills (encompasses verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Cerus Corporation, Concord , Research Associate II, Other , Concord, California

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