Research Assistant/Associate, Protein Science - Formulation & Analytics

94080, South San Francisco
Nov 13, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Harpoon Therapeutics is a startup clinical stage biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, CA.  We are focused on the development of novel immune cell engaging therapeutics for oncology indications. We are looking for a motivated, flexible, highly-productive individual who seeks to work in a cross-functional collaborative research environment. As an integral member of the Protein Science group, this individual will partner with the New Technologies, Biology Research, and Translational Medicine groups to develop our proprietary platforms. This position is lab based with the successful candidate primarily engaged in protein formulation and analytics.

Key Responsibilities

       -   Formulation buffer and protein sample preparation, aseptic vialing and labeling

  • Execution of multi-sample protein stability DOE experiments
  • Spectrophotometry, CE, light scattering, fluorescence and HPLC analysis of purified proteins
  • Materials management and inventory maintenance
  • Maintain records, prepare reports, and make regular presentations to summarize results

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

-      Training in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related field

-      Bachelors and 1-2 years’ relevant experience or Masters with 0-2 years’ relevant experience

  • Experience in aseptic cell culture or protein vialing
  • Working knowledge of graphing functions in Microsoft Office applications

-      Aptitude for learning new techniques, handling diverse tasks concurrently, meeting timelines

  • Ability to follow directions and perform detail-oriented tasks precisely
  • Ability to work independently or with limited direct supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong organizational and interpersonal skills