Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Cell Based & Bioanalytical Assay Dev

Mountain View, CA
Jun 27, 2018
Science/R&D, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking an experienced, hands-on Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join our expanding Assay Development team.  Individual with Cancer Immunology-related hands-on experience is preferred as he/she will be responsible for the design and execution of mechanistic-based in vitro bioassays for the identification and prioritization of new cancer product candidates.  He/She must be independent, proactive and have a strong desire to work in a fast paced, team-oriented, dynamic environment. 

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: 

• Design and perform in vitro cell-based assays including flow cytometry-based assays 

• Isolate immune cell populations from blood or rodent tissues

• Perform H&E or Ab-based staining on fresh frozen or fixed rodent tissue slices.

• Perform transfection/transduction for cell line generation 

• Execute ELISAs and other binding assays a plus

• Manage and maintain mammalian cell culture facility 

• Analyze, interpret and present data in internal project team meetings

• Able to write technical reports a plus

• Other duties may be assigned

Requirements for position include:

• B.S./M.S. in Cell Biology, Immunology, Cancer Biology or related scientific discipline.

• At least 3-5 years of full-time laboratory experience in an industry setting, preferably in Oncology

• Must have extensive hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture; immunology- based in vitro assay development and execution, and flow cytometry-based assays 

• Ability to perform immunostaining on tissue sections

• Hands-on experience with ELISA and binding assays a plus

• Need to have good communication, written and presentation skills

• Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with other R&D members in a multi-disciplinary team setting

• Must have good knowledge in mathematical calculations, EC50 & IC50 determinations, T-test and ANOVA analysis

• Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and GraphPad Prism