Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

Job Description:

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a globally recognized, research-driven, biopharmaceutical company with more than 65 years of history. Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is privately owned with approximately 6,500 employees in nearly 60 countries. In the United States, Ferring identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of reproductive health (infertility), urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, women's health (obstetrics/gynecology) and orthopaedics. Ferring's US operations employ approximately 900 people.

People Come First At Ferring. The Ferring Philosophy places people at the heart of what we do. This guides our relations with patients, physicians, employees, and other stakeholders. We invite you to share our passion for people and the power of science.

The Ferring Research Institute was established in San Diego, California in 1996 as the company's center of excellence for peptide research. More than 70 people work at its state-of-the-art research facility located in the heart of the Southern California biopharmaceutical community.


Responsible for working with the existing team members to design and conduct experiments, study and draft protocols, assisting with literature searches and communicating results in order to further Research & Development projects.


  • Demonstrates basic scientific knowledge and standard laboratory techniques; Ability to operate and maintain specialized laboratory equipment and computers as appropriate
  • Independently execute cell- or tissue-based based experiments to evaluate efficacy and mechanism of action of new compounds.
  • Study and Prepare draft protocols, experimental summaries, reports, SOPs and results.
  • Troubleshoot existing and develop new protocols addressing key scientific questions.
  • Assist with execution of in vitro and/or ex vivo studies in a variety of cellular or tissue assays.
  • Maintain organized data records in laboratory notebook and be able to effectively communicate experimental procedures, results and conclusions.
  • Communicates experimental results to supervisor and project team. Interacts with colleagues in local groups, such as department meetings, project teams and laboratory settings; contributes to and may present informally at department meetings.


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, or related discipline with 6-9 years' experience as a bench scientist (preferably in an industry setting)
  • Familiarity or hands-on experience with a variety of general in vitro skills, including cell culture techniques, ELISA/ Mesoscale, western blots, flow cytometry, immuno- histochemistry, qPCR, etc.
  • Experience in target validation and/or assay development utilizing small molecules, peptides, or antibodies.
  • Prior hands-on experience with GPCR drug targets and techniques (e.g. FLIPR, IP1/3, radioligand binding and/or ex vivo tissue assay, etc) to monitor their function is a plus.
  • Broad understanding of biology and disease processes is essential.
  • Team-oriented while self-motivated with strong eagerness to learn.
  • Well organized with the ability to multi-task and manage several ongoing projects at once.
  • Critical thinker with the ability to understand experimental rationale and mechanisms behind experimental design and procedures.
  • Able to function independently and in Team environment
  • Ability to blend into the Ferring culture and embrace the Ferring philosophy.

Valid Through: 2019-9-23