Research Associate

Location
94080, South San Francisco
Posted
Nov 02, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

This is an opportunity to discover therapeutic antibodies for immuno-oncology applications.  In this role, the successful candidate will participate in projects to select therapeutic leads by screening and characterizing antibodies from initial discovery using various assays and antibody production.  This is a critical role that enables therapeutic lead selection and requires strong organization, attention to detail, generation of experimental data,  troubleshooting skills,  and presentation of work to project teams. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Maintain cell culture of adherent and suspension cells for use in antibody production, characterization and screening assays.
  • ELISA and flow cytometry screening of antibodies
  • Coordinate production and delivery of purified antibodies with the Protein Science, Biophysical, and Immuno-oncology groups
  • Develop assays as needed to assess antibody characteristics
  • Improve efficiency by process optimization to enhance the quality of antibodies discovered
  • Present research to project teams and the Antibody Discovery group
  • Record detailed experimental procedures and results

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will have the following background/skill set: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology or related field with 1-3 years biotech industry experience
  • Experience with adherent and suspension cell culture
  • ELISA and flow cytometry assay development and/or screening is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Data recording, analysis and presentation using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detailed and diligent recording of experimental procedures and results

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to perform experiments with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organization skills, data recording and attention to detail is required
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across different functional areas and Compugen sites (SSF, Israel)