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Job Code: #14143
Title: Research Associate I
Job Location: Pleasanton, California

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Job Description:

PDS has the following open 1 year contract opportunity in Pleasanton, CA:

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I- Part-time-30 hours/wk (9 am-3 pm)


Responsible for conducting research, development and manufacturing laboratory experimentation and other scientific activities to support projects.  Exercises technical expertise and discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.  Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses.  Presents and discusses results of experiments within department and project team.  Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and may participate in conferences and professional societies.  Follows company policies and procedures for GMP, GLP, Design Control and others as appropriate.  Maintains complete and accurate laboratory documentation and electronic files.  May act as principal investigator in conducting own experiments.


–        Executes laboratory experiments; makes detailed observations and analyzes data. 

–        Prepares technical reports, summaries and quantitative analyses. 

–        Maintains complete and accurate records. 

–        Normally receives detailed directions on all work.

–        Makes suggestions to improve work processes.  

–        Assists in reducing to practice patentable inventions. 

–        Works on projects of moderate scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors. 

–        Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

–        May participate in cross functional technical team activities.

–        Presents and discusses data within group.

–        Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.


Manufacturing experience

Reagent formulation experience

Previous lab experience

Able to lift 50 lbs

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Clinical Research

Lab Technician

Industrial Manufacturing

Lab Assistant



Formal Training/Education:

–        Requires Bachelor degree in Science.


If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity please email your resume to vlewelling@pdsinc.com and provide answers to the following questions:

1) Are you local (CA)?

2) Are you currently working?

3) What is your availability to interview? How soon could you start if you were offered this position?

4) Are you a US Citizen? What is your citizenship status?

5) Do you have any upcoming vacations?

6) What are your annual salary requirements? What are your hourly wage requirements?

7) Are you seeking a contract, contract to hire, direct hire or are you open to all?

8) Phone number to reach you quickly for interview scheduling?

9) Are you currently interviewing? Do you have any other offers?


US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time. You must pass a background check and drug screen.


We look forward to working with you!

Thank you!

Your PDS Team
Productive Data Solutions, Inc. 

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