Sr . Research Associate, Flow Cytometry and Cell Line Development Core

Kite Pharma
Emeryville, CA, United States
Aug 12, 2019
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking an experienced, creative and motivated Senior Research Associate or a Research Associate to join our growing team in Emeryville. In this role, you will contribute to the company's efforts to develop next-generation cell therapies in solid tumor malignancies. The successful candidate will have a strong Flow Cytometry background and Cell Line Development Core experience and will be expected to work in a collaborative cross-functional team environment, perform experiments, organize and analyze results, communicate effectively and present findings in team meetings.


Seeking a highly motivated individual who shares the enthusiasm for flow cytometry, Automation, CRISPR engineering, Cell biology and loves to learn; general responsibilities include but are not limited to;

Cell line establishment using cutting edge techniques; CRISPR, antibiotic selections, viral, non-viral methods and electroporation

Create, characterize, and maintain novel target and reporter cell lines. Develop and Implement automation in CAR T assays

Perform daily instrument QC, maintain and troubleshoot Flow cytometry instruments

Perform cell sorting on SONY and Fusion cell sorters.

Evaluate new Cytometry technology (Software and Hardware) and stay current on literature relevant to flow cytometry keeping the lab current and upto date.

Test and develop new multicolor panels for T cell Collect, organize, interpret, and present data in small and large group meetings.

Contribute to a dynamic, exciting culture that embraces teamwork and innovation.


B.S. degree with 4-6+ years of experience, M.S. degree with 2-4 years of experience

Degree in biology-related field required; degree in molecular biology, immunology or cell biology highly preferred

Prior experience in flow cytometry instruments, cell sorting preferredand experience in automation desired

Experience with mammalian cell culture


Knowledge in Molecular biology techniques, CRISPR editing, Lenti-viral transduction

Knowledge of flow cytometry.

Single cell sorting

Experience with panel design, compensation, data analysis using FlowJo or other software

Proficiency in the use of software to support data analysis such as FlowJo, FACSDiva, GraphPad

Prism, as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

Proliferation and cytotoxicity assays

Proven ability to work and think independently and creatively; be an affable and energetic colleague and team player.



Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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