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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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We do not believe in building a vision around the company but building a company around our vision, which is simply;

Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

We challenge each employee daily, to raise the bar on how we treat our consultants and candidates. For far too long in this industry, candidates have been ghosted, lied to, or placed at a client and then forgotten about. Each day our staff works tirelessly at qualifying and placing, top talent with our clients, in a compassionate and caring manner.

Not every candidate is a match for the job, but every candidate and consultant will be treated with respect and professionalism.

Sr. Research Associate

Job Description

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #77837

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring a Senior Research Associate on a contract basis.

Work Location:
Seattle, WA – 100% on-site


  • Design, perform, document and interpret experiments to support analytical development objectives as part of the Vector Release Methods Team. The Vector Release Methods team expands virology knowledge and develop release and characterization analytical methods for viral vectors. Responsibilities include the development, optimization, execution, documentation and transfer of assays.

Knowledge/Skills Required/Education:

  • BS or MS in Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or relevant discipline; (PhD candidates OVERQUALIFIED)
  • Experience RA 1 year of lab experience with ELISA and nucleic acid-based techniques. SRA 3 years of lab experience with ELISA and nucleic acid-based techniques. Industrial experience preferred.
  • Experience with ELISA**Must Have.
  • Western blot, HPLC, PCR.
  • Work effectively in a collaborative team setting.
  • Cell culture experience preferred.
  • Experience qualifying methods preferred.


  • Thorough understanding of basic protein, chemistry, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with ELISA, Western blot, HPLC, PCR
  • Ability to carefully follow existing methods and SOPs.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Work effectively in a collaborative team setting.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and balance priorities.
  • Desire to learn and able to follow guidance.

Pay Range: $49-$50/hr


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