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Clover Health

Clover Health is a unique health insurance plan focused on driving down costs and producing improved health outcomes.

Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate, Biology
San Carlos, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join our therapeutic programs in Ophthalmology. In this role, you will support drug discovery teams by developing and performing in vitro assays to assess target biology, mechanism of action of drug candidates and identification of leads. This position offers an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, growing team and contribute to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for aging related disorders. Good communication, teamwork, enthusiasm, and high scientific acumen are key attributes for this position.

Clover Therapeutics is a discovery biopharmaceutical company with an emphasis on aging related disorders.  Our research infrastructure draws upon many independent collaborating clinical practices and a genetically diverse, re-contactable, and longitudinal patient population within the pioneering Medicare Advantage community at Clover Health.  We pursue drug programs with differentiated biological mechanisms and genetically validated targets in common diseases of aging.

This position is based at our laboratory in San Carlos, CA.

As a Research Associate, Biology you will: 

  • Work with biology team to develop and perform in vitro assays including but not limited to cell-based functional assays, flow cytometry, SPR, ELISA, SDS/PAGE and microscopy.
  • Engineer and maintain mammalian cell lines.
  • Independently plan and execute experiments, paying close attention to details while making informed decisions.
  • Troubleshoot and optimize assays, creatively solving problems.
  • Coordinate tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization and planning.
  • Organize, analyze, and communicate results in team meetings.

You will love this job if: 

  • You are a strong scientific researcher who is looking to make substantial contributions to discovering novel medicines.
  • You are committed to helping patients achieve better health - both in the short and long-term - while building the best possible patient experience in all research activities.
  • You are passionate about addressing large unmet needs in aging-related diseases.
  • You get excited to collaborate with experimental scientists and are motivated by working with multiple disease phenotypes.
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and work effectively operating in smaller team settings.
  • You are nimble, and like working in a constantly evolving environment.
  • You enjoy presenting your work to diverse groups including technical and non-technical audiences.

You should get in touch if: 

  • You have a BS with 4+ years (or MS with 2+ years) of research experience in cell biology, biochemistry or related discipline.
  • You have experience in developing and optimizing cell-based or in vitro biochemical assays (required). Additional experience in SDS-PAGE, SPR, ELISA, flow cytometry, microscopy and mammalian cell culture is desired.
  • You are able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • You have excellent troubleshooting and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an E-Verify company.


About Clover Therapeutics: Clover Therapeutics accelerates the development of personalized medicines for diseases of aging. Our therapeutic discovery pipeline is powered by a genetically diverse, re-contactable patient cohort combined with a single data system integrating claims, EHRs, labs, and additional clinical and socio-behavioral data. We have established drug research and discovery partnerships with leading biopharma and non-profit research organizations.

Clover Therapeutics provides an exceptional research opportunity with a unique patient cohort with rich clinical data, cutting edge technologies and computational resources to support our research activities.