Scientist II, Cell Biology

San Diego, California
Sep 18, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Scientist II, Cell Biology initiates strategic design, implementation, and execution of antibody-based drug discovery projects in autoimmunity and inflammation. This includes applying advanced scientific principles and concepts in immunology and inflammation to creatively and effectively solve difficult problems and achieve project-related company objectives. The person in this role effectively designs well-controlled key experimental protocols, analyzes and accurately interprets data to draw appropriate conclusions, trouble shoots experimental designs and protocols to determine follow up, and develops new methodologies. Additionally, the Scientist II co-leads internal and/or external drug discovery projects, participates on matrix project teams and oversees antibody optimization on one or more key projects. As a project co-lead, the individual is responsible for major sections of project documents and reports, and preparing clear and effectively organized presentations of project research results. This is an opportunity to identify and develop research opportunities in new areas. 

The Scientist II, Cell Biology supervises research associates and reports to the Executive Director, Cell Biology


Education & Experience

  • PhD in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences or related field 
  • 2 years’ productive experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry in biologics drug discovery; minimum of 
  • 2-4 years’ productive postdoctoral experience in an industry or academic laboratory
  • Demonstrated success in contributing to biologics drug discovery projects, independent and innovative scientific thinking and experimental design/approaches
  • Demonstrated success in project leadership, independent and innovative scientific thinking and experimental design/approaches

Skills & Knowledge 

  • Demonstrated success in designing, analyzing and interpreting results from key experiments, coordinating efforts to achieve project goals
  • Working knowledge of cellular and molecular immunology, cell biology, or related discipline, with an applied understanding of antibodies and antibody generation, biologic drug discovery research and disease target evaluation
  • Practical state-of-the-art knowledge in the design and implementation of flow cytometry-based multi-color analyses, screening and sorting; practical knowledge of mammalian cell culture, including state-of-the-art cell biology techniques, including cellular signaling and ELISA assays
  • Strong record of scientific creativity and independence, including a strong scientific publication and external presentation record in accord with years of experience