Senior Research Associate, Lead Discovery Team - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Senior Research Associate, Lead Discovery Team

Adaptive Biotechnologies

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Location:
South San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
8/29/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
170025 | 170083
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Position Overview

Adaptive is looking for an outstanding researcher to join our discovery team based in South San Francisco. At Adaptive you will be working with a dynamic and cross-functional team that is focused on identification of TCR-based therapeutic candidates and clinically useful biomarkers. You will implement a variety of cellular assays aimed at identifying and characterizing T cells, including assays measuring T cell antigen specificity and function. You will also coordinate general lab maintenance tasks such as ordering reagents, restocking lab consumables, and regular upkeep of lab equipment.

Responsibilities

Develop and implement a variety of complex cellular assays primarily aimed at measuring T cell responses to antigen
Manage cell stock inventory by processing and cryopreserving cells from a variety of sources including leukapheresis products
Culture and maintain primary cells and cells lines
Coordinate day-to-day lab activities including equipment maintenance, reagent orders, restocking consumables, etc.
Work and communicate with group members in a dynamic and fast-paced environment in order to accomplish goals

Requirements

B.Sc in biological sciences
5+ years lab experience in immunology, cellular immunology or related fields
Cell culture experience with both human primary cells and cell lines
Experience with multiparametric flow cytometry
Familiarity with BSL-2 protocols and best practices
Knowledge of T cells and TCRs is a plus
Experience with conventional T cell assays and read-outs (proliferation, activation, antigen-specificity, cytotoxicity) is a plus