Senior Research Associate - FACS/Cell Biology

Redwood City, California
Jun 25, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Who we are:

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.

Job Description:

We are looking for a detailed-oriented Sr. Research Associate who is able to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision 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.


  •  Routine fluorescence-labeling and sorting of immune cells into microplates for single cell sequencing
  •  Optimization of B and T cell sorting methods.
  •  PBMC isolation from peripheral blood
  •  Analysis of data and preparation of reports/summary
  •  Troubleshooting and devising alternative strategies when necessary
  •  Providing training and direction to Research Associates as needed
  •  Supporting all FACS/Cell Biology needs of the team
  •  Following laboratory safety guidelines and practices


  •  A degree in immunology, cell biology or related discipline
  •  BS/BA with 5+ years or MS with 3+ years of relevant research experience. Title will be commensurate with experience
  •  Experience with flow cytometry is required.
  •  Highly preferred: experience directly using FACS sorters to isolate cells
  •  Experience with the FACSAria, FACSJazz or Influx a plus
  •  Experience with primary cell cultures, cell-based assays, immunology, cancer biology a plus
  •  Experience in BSL 2 environments a plus
  •  Conscientious and excellent bench skills
  •  Excellent critical thinking, technical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
  •  Excellent attention to detail, time management and recordkeeping skills
  •  Proven ability to independently design and execute experiments of moderate complexity
  •  Ability to analyze, interpret data, and report conclusions accurately and in a timely manner
  •  Ability to support multiple projects while meeting ambitious goals and timelines
  •  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.