Exagen Diagnostics, Inc., located in Vista, California (near San Diego), is a commercial stage diagnostics company committed to addressing the significant unmet need for the accurate diagnosis and monitoring of patients affected by autoimmune rheumatic diseases/autoimmune connective tissue disease, or ARDs/CTD. These chronic diseases can cause lifelong inflammation in the joints, tissues and internal organs, resulting in serious complications, such as irreversible organ damage. The accurate, timely and differential diagnosis for patients suffering from the approximately 30 autoimmune rheumatic diseases is critical as treatment for each disease can vary, and inappropriate or delayed therapy may expose patients to unnecessary risks or the hazards of uncontrolled disease activity.
The ideal candidate will bring their experience with research and laboratory support and become part of a team supporting the clinical studies. They will work closely with scientists involved in the autoimmunological diseases diagnostic and therapeutical drug monitoring.
The Research Assistant is responsible for sample preparation for clinical studies, for sample analysis by using immunological based assay and for accurate and timely entry of clinical study data into the clinical study database, and will provide administrative support for all new and ongoing clinical studies by following SOPs and guidelines.
Education and/or Experience:
Requires a BS in life science or a related field with practical experience working in a research laboratory.
Experience within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry is preferred. Maintenance of laboratory sample and suppliesBasic immunological based assay skills. Excellent verbal and communication skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.