Research Associate

94545, Hayward
Mar 13, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Arcus Biosciences is founded on the vision of creating new cancer therapeutics through the utilization of unexploited insights in immunology. The company was formed in 2015 by a group of seasoned researchers from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Arcus is an ambitious undertaking, and we fully expect our company to become a force in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer. The position offers a unique and unusual opportunity for professional development, gaining in-depth exposure to industrial drug discovery and development from an experienced and proven team.

We have an opening for a Research Associate to work closely in a four-person PD team within the Quantitative Biology Department. This role will be focused on the development and execution of clinically applicable coverage assays to evaluate patient samples.

​The successful candidate should have a M.S. or a B.S. in a relevant life sciences discipline with relevant experience in in-vitro assay development. Exposure to cell culture techniques including in vitro cell based assays utilizing mouse and human cells to measure biomarkers is highly desired.  The successful applicant will have a sound understanding or direct experience of a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, ELISA, PBMC purification and nucleic acid isolation. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required along with flexibility, problem-solving abilities and the capacity to focus on time-sensitive objectives.