Sr. Scientist, Immunology

Location
94555, Fremont
Posted
Nov 05, 2018
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

SUMMARY

Lead efforts in the discovery and development of cell based therapies.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and execute experimental plans, provide interpretation, troubleshoot and suggest next steps
  • Lead discovery and translational efforts
  • Manage and identify key external collaborations
  • Lead efforts for development of in vitro cell-based assays to characterize the phenotype and potency of cell therapy candidates
  • Hands-on development and performance of immune-monitoring assays for clinical samples
  • Apply knowledge and know-how internally on project teams as well as represent the company externally
  • Lead identification and testing of novel scientific /technical opportunities
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks in a professional, and accurate manner
  • Prepare study reports and presentations for group meetings, conferences, publications and regulatory filings

REQUIREMENTS:

  • PhD with a minimum of 5 years of research experience related to the field of immuno-oncology and stem cell biology (T cell immunology and dendritic); some industry experience is required
  • Proven record of applicable immunology or immune-oncology relevant publications 
  • Proficient cell culture techniques of human cell lines, pluripotent stem cells, and primary cells
  • Hands-on experience with isolating, culturing, and expanding antigen-specific lymphocytes from human whole blood
  • Immunological techniques (Multi-color flow cytometry, ELISpot, and ELISA), Cell-based immunoassays (MLR, CTL assays)
  • Basic molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA preparation, qPCR, cloning)
  • Requires up to 5-10% international travel
  • Computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint, word processing, and data presentation
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and written skills