Research Associate - Sr. Research Associate – FACS (Temporary to FTE)

94063, Redwood City
Sep 19, 2018
Req 83
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Atreca is a biotechnology company focused on applying its Immune Repertoire Capture™ technology to discover and develop novel cancer immunotherapeutics. Located in Redwood City, California, Atreca is looking for talented, entrepreneurial people who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health. We have a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to become a key member of a growing biotechnology company.

We are looking for a detailed-oriented individual who is able to work independently and proactively to generate high-quality data in a fast-paced environment. In this position, the successful candidate will apply her/his skills in flow cytometry and immunology to develop methods to enrich for B and T cell populations and to sort cells into microplates. The candidate’s past experience with high-throughput cell sorting and immune cell biology will help us implement our novel technology and discover key drivers of effective immune responses.                                                                                                                 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Routine fluorescence-labeling and sorting of immune cells into microplates for single cell sequencing
  •  PBMC isolation from peripheral blood
  •  Troubleshooting and devising alternative strategies when necessary
  •  Supporting all FACS/Cell Biology needs of the team
  •  Following laboratory safety guidelines and practices


  •  BS/BA or MS degree in immunology, cell biology or related discipline
  •  Highly preferred: Candidates with experience involving direct usage of FACS sorters to isolate cells will be considered first. Title will commensurate with experience.
  •  Flow Cytometry or PBMC isolation experience a plus
  •  Experience with the FACSAria, FACSJazz or Influx a plus
  •  Experience with single-cell sorting into microplates a plus
  •  Experience with MACS enrichment a plus
  •  Experience with primary cell cultures and cell-based assays is a plus
  •  Experience with B or T cells a plus
  •  Experience with tumor immunology a plus
  •  Experience in BSL 2 environments a plus
  •  Conscientious and excellent bench skills
  •  Excellent technical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving capability
  •  Excellent attention to detail, time management and recordkeeping skills
  •  Self-motivated; possess a strong sense of urgency to drive a project to completion and ability to prioritize tasks accordingly
  •  Candidate must be flexible and have the ability to work in a team environment
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.