Research Associate / Senior Research Associate, Microbiology

Qpex Biopharma San Diego , CA 92101

Posted 2 weeks ago

Qpex Biopharma is seeking an experienced, resourceful, hands-on individual to join our Microbiology team in the role of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate.

This position will report to the VP, Biology and will interact with other team members in Pharmacology, Chemistry, Regulatory and Clinical.

Position Summary:Experienced microbiologist who under the supervision of the senior scientist is responsible for conducting various microbiology experiments to support the discovery and development of novel anti-bacterial drugs.


  • Design, conduct and analyze in vitro microbiology experiments, including but not limited to: MICs, checkerboard assays, time-kill curves, resistance development, and in vitro pharmacodynamic assays.
  • Maintain microbiology strain collection
  • Supervise the management of media, laboratory operations and ordering laboratory supplies.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations at internal project team meetings is required


  • Experience in wide range of microbiological techniques including handling of bacterial cultures and microbiology-related experimentation are required
  • Able to operate standard microbiology equipment such as microscopes, spectrophotometers, pH meters, autoclaves, biohazard safety hoods and isolators.
  • The candidate must possess ability to write clearly and succinctly.
  • Systematic & problem-solving approach to projects.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to conduct experiments and make observations on growing cultures
  • Experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics is preferred


  • A BS or MS in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related field with minimum of 5 years in pharmaceutical microbiology
  • The successful candidate is self-motivated, shows willingness to take on additional responsibilities and must work with minimum supervision
  • The successful candidate must possess good interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a dynamic team environment and must multi-task to meet project timelines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package including medical, dental, vision plans, LTD, paid vacation, and a stock plan.

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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate, Microbiology

Qpex Biopharma