Research Associate, Biomolecular Research

South San Francisco, CA
Feb 28, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Harpoon Therapeutics is a startup biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, CA.  We are focused on the development of novel immune cell engaging therapeutics for oncology indications. Harpoon is looking for an energetic and motivated Research Associate to characterize the behavior engineered protein constructs in various biological environments.

Key Responsibilities

- Perform in vitro cell assays

- Run flow cytometry experiments

- Culture and maintain cell lines

- Troubleshoot experiments with minimal supervision; provide solutions to increase data quality and assay throughput

- Analyze data and communicate results to team members

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

- a bachelor’s or master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field

- at least 2 years’ relevant work experience

- a demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision

- a proven ability to learn and adapt in an evolving work environment

- effective communication skills

- adapt to and perform new responsibilities depending on the needs of Harpoon Therapeutics, such as performing cell biology, protein expression, molecular biology, and target validation experiments

The candidate will preferably have prior experience:

- running ELISA assays

- culturing cell lines

- executing routine flow cytometry assays

- analyzing data and calculating EC50 values using Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism or similar software packages