Senior Research Associate

Burlingame, California
Oct 10, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Role and Responsibilities

  • Apply cutting edge in vitro and in vivo immunology and oncology methodologies to evaluate activity and mechanism(s) of antibody and small molecule therapeutics
  • Design and conduct cell-based assays using cell lines and primary cells isolated from humans and animals
  • Design, optimize, and implement a wide range of assays including multiplex flow cytometry, ELISA, mixed lymphocyte reaction etc.
  • Develop and perform exploratory and proof-of-concept studies using cells and small animals
  • Present data at project team meetings and seminars to drive recommendations for drug discovery and/or development decisions
  • Perform research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects
  • Analyze and interpret data, document and present results
  • Manage the inventories of reagents, cells and animals for the team and assists in the general maintenance of the laboratory  
  • Investigate, create, and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of relevant technical literature and methodology
  • May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals
  • Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Acts independently to plan and execute/troubleshoot experiments, determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in immunology, biology, or related field required
  • 8+ years of related experience required
  • Must have broad expertise in the area of antibody therapeutics, immune-oncology, cancer biology, and drug discovery/development
  • Multi-colors (minimum 4) flow cytometry
  • Designs experiments and prepares samples for both cell surface and intracellular staining
  • Independently acquires and analyzes data using various cytometers and software
  • Cell-based assays using cell lines, and primary cells isolated from human blood and animals
  • Familiarity with in vivo studies and mouse tissue processing and profiling
  • Experience in immuno-oncology methods, including in vitro immune functional assays.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage functional responsibilities on project teams
  • Work independently in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced, often changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, prioritize, and thoughtfully utilize resources to ensure timely and successful completion of projects
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills 
  • Proficient with FlowJo, Prism, Microsoft Office
  • Able to build effective working relationships internally and externally to achieve goals.
  • Flexibility and willingness to solve problems that fall outside of immediate area of expertise
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills, with an exceptional attention to detail.

San Francisco Bay Area candidates only!