Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Discovery Technology, Research

South San Francisco
Exact title commensurate with experience. Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.
Sep 01, 2020
Required Education
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

We are seeking a Scientist who works well in a small fast-paced immuno-oncology environment, someone who is a self-starter, has great communication skills, and is well organized. This high-profile role on a growing team focused on discovering the molecular targets of tumor-specific patient-derived antibodies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop scalable platforms to confirm molecular targets of orphan-antibodies
  • Lead new approaches to discover cognate antigens to tumor-specific antibodies (de-orphaning)
  • Lead protein expression, purification and antibody:antigen binding experiments
  • Prepare and present reports, publications, oral presentations and patent application documents

Required Skills and Qualifications  

  • PhD with 0-8 years industry experience, or Post-Doc with 0-8 years of industry experience
  • Expert in either:
    • Immuno-precipitation (including cross-linked IP)
    • Protein expression and characterization in mammalian systems
  • Experience with Bia-core, Octet, or related technologies
  • Experience with mass spectrometry operation and analyses
  • Experience managing direct reports preferred
  • Track record of productivity evidenced by publications or patents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills