Discovery Research Assistant

94025, Menlo Park
This is a full-time position in Menlo Park, CA. Compensation is DOE.
Apr 06, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

TeneoBio Inc. is a private biotechnology company based in Menlo Park with a new, fully human heavy-chain antibody (HCAb) platform based on transgenic rats. Our mission is to develop next-generation therapies for the treatment of cancer, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and emerging viruses. TeneoBio has several products in pre-clinical development for the treatment of solid and liquid cancers. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented researcher with the following skills to join our high-throughput antibody discovery team. 

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of laboratory experience with a B.S./B.A. degree or equivalent in a Life Sciences related field such as molecular biology, genetics or immunology.  


  • Research experience in molecular biology including standard cloning techniques, vector design, sequence analysis, PCR, Gibson Assembly, DNA and RNA isolation is desired.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and transfection techniques is a plus.
  • Experience with protein and/or antibody assays (ELISAs, flow cytometry) is a plus.
  • Proven track record of problem solving and the ability to pick up new technical skills quickly.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, to communicate clearly and effectively and build open and collaborative relationships are essential.  A positive attitude and a strong attention to detail are required.


We are a fast-growing startup offering challenging scientific work in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We have high-profile venture capital investors and leading biotechnology partnerships. We are a flat organization and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts from across our organization and learn every aspect of how a startup grows. We offer excellent benefits including:

  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Stock options on day one
  • 401(k) with match
  • Group lunches
  • Gym membership
  • Transport to the train station and surrounding transportation hubs
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Commitment to staff mentorship and personal growth

This is a full-time position in Menlo Park, CA. Compensation is DOE.

TeneoBio, Inc. offers a team-oriented and stimulating work environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please email your resume and cover letter to with the Subject Line: “Discovery Research Assistant Position”.  In your cover letter, please outline your specific experience with molecular cloning techniques.