Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Location
Menlo Park, California, United States
Posted
Sep 20, 2019
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Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Adicet's pipeline comprises next generation allogeneic gamma delta T cell-based immunotherapies and TCR-like antibody therapeutics. Adicet's gamma delta T cell therapies are genetically modified to target tumor populations via proprietary chimeric antigen receptors or T cell receptors and represent a novel approach to overcoming challenges that can limit the efficacy and safety of alternative immunotherapies. Adicet's TCR-like antibody platform is uniquely positioned to identify and validate novel disease specific peptide-MHC targets that cannot be effectively targeted by conventional anti-tumor antibodies.

Adicet Bio was founded in late 2015 with significant investment from OrbiMed, Novartis Venture Funds and Pontifax. In August 2016, Regeneron and Adicet Bio announced a strategic collaboration to discover and develop next-generation engineered immune-cell therapeutics and in September 2016, Adicet Bio was recognized and named by FierceBiotech as a "Fierce 15" Biotech Company of 2016.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

We are seeking a molecular biologist to join a dynamic team developing innovative treatments for cancer patients. The responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, optimizing our technology platform to engineer safer T cells with higher tumor-killing efficacy. The position requires adaptability, creativity, and a capacity for constant innovation in pursuit of company goals. The environment is exciting, fast-paced, and offers the opportunity to work and learn from the best. Ideal candidates will have relevant experiences/technical skills, strong attention to detail and an adept ability to communicate and work with a diversified team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design and conduct experimental work on multiple projects in pursuing company goals.

Write and present experimental reports, and protocols to supervisors and other team members as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor or MSc in cell and molecular biology, immunology, biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics or any other relevant areas
  • 4+ year(s) biology research laboratory experience preferred. Industry experience preferred.
  • Skillful with a strong understanding of routine molecular biology techniques including:
    • Gibson and Golden Gate cloning,
    • retroviral and lentiviral vector design and transduction,
    • gene editing using CRISPR/Cas or related technologies,
    • cell manipulation (transfection and transduction),
    • an ability to maintain routine cell lines, western blot, ELISA, and
    • a strong understanding and experience in developing and performing qPCR-based assays.
    • Must be comfortable using web-based tools, databases and software that allows designing of constructs e.g., Vector NTI, and Benchling.
  • The candidate should be detail-orientated, organized, and maintain an ELN (electronic lab notebook).
  • Have strong scheduling and time management skills with a capacity to work on several projects in parallel,
  • Ability to write reports & protocols, work in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and/or related software suites.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good hand-eye coordination / Manual dexterity
  • Must have a can-do attitude and be willing to do what it takes to get a project completed including keeping the work area clean, washing dishes, autoclaving media etc. if needed.