Research Associate 2


CA-San Diego, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Research & Development
Req Id:  132757

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols  has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.


Research Associate 2 is responsible for designing and performing experiments while collaborating and communicating effectively.


Primary Responsibilities for Role

  • Performs moderately complex experiments with input from supervisor
  • Understands experimental goal and exhibits critical thinking skills when evaluating data
  • Able to summarize related groups of experiments. Provides input to the experimental design
  • Is able to analyze experimental data with minimal input from supervisor
  • Interprets experimental results in context of overall experimental goal
  • May provide input to follow up experiment designs
  • May present data in group meetings
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with peers and supervisors

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate drive and commitment: shows reliability and commitment amongst manager and peers; exhibits focus and determination in tasks at hand; establishes support for objectives; drives and produces results
  • Work efficiently and effectively: effectively manages time and priorities by focusing on highest priority tasks and working efficiently; effectively recovers from mistakes; completes projects on time
  • Team membership: interacts in an team environment based on shared values; knows when and how to use a team approach to solve problems; seeks the contributions of all team members; shares credit with others
  • Adapt and learn: works efficiently in situations involving ambiguity, shifting priorities and rapid change; demonstrates resilience and composure in difficult circumstances; deals constructively with mistakes and setbacks and learns from them; continually learns to grow and improve skills to meet organizational goals

B.A./B.S. Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.

  • 1-3 years post-baccalaureate laboratory experience in academia or industry or
  • 1 year experience post M.S. without thesis or
  • M.S. with thesis

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans
Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-San Diego:USSDW - San Diego CA - Willow Ct Mfg 


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