Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist, Histology

South San Francisco
Exact title commensurate with experience. Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.
Aug 26, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Who we are

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, California. We apply our proprietary drug discovery platform to profile clinically relevant, active B cell responses in patients receiving successful treatment and, in turn, develop a portfolio of antibody therapeutics against novel tumor targets with the potential to treat large patient populations. Atreca seeks talented, driven individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health and are motivated to become key members of a growing biotechnology company.

Position Summary

In this position, the successful candidate will apply her/his basic science laboratory skills and expertise regarding histological tissue preparation and execution of tissue staining protocols (i.e.immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and simple stains) to contribute to Atreca’s antibody-target characterization research.   The position reports to the Senior Scientist of Histopathology.  The candidate’s expertise with immunohistochemistry, other histological methods will help us to discover and characterize novel tumor antigens and develop anti-tumor drugs. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Seeking a professional who can apply their expertise regarding histological tissue preparation and execution of tissue staining protocols to contribute to Atreca's antibody-target characterization research.
  • Utilize expertise in histology and cancer biology to evaluate and characterize antibody binding to carcinoma and normal tissues
  • Evaluate antibody binding and optimize signal using a variety of methods including amplification and antigen retrieval techniques
  • Responsible for tissue processing (FFPE and fresh frozen) and slide preparation
  • Proper maintenance/tracking of collected samples and slides
  • Perform staining and analyses of immunoreactive tumor and normal tissues
  • Generate experimental results using microscopy and whole slide scanners
  • Coordinate activities with project team members
  • Discuss experiments and data to project team members
  • General lab duties such as preparation of reagents and stocking of supplies
  • Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS or MS, preferably in biology or related field; with at least 5 years of lab experience
  • Absolutely Required: Extensive experience in tissue processing, histological slide preparation, and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining in mammalian tissues
  • Must have excellent organization and planning skills and the ability to work under timeline in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills