Research Associate, Cell Biology (CONTRACT)

Menlo Park, California, United States
Nov 21, 2020
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Adicet Bio, Inc. is a biotechnology company discovering and developing allogeneic gamma delta T cell therapies for cancer and other diseases. Adicet is advancing a pipeline of "off-the-shelf" gamma delta T cells, engineered with chimeric antigen receptors and T cell receptor-like antibodies to enhance selective tumor targeting, facilitate innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune response, and improve persistence for durable activity in patients. For more information, please visit our website at

Research Associate, Cell Biology (Contract)

We are seeking a highly-motivated candidate with a strong basic research background in immunology and cell biology. This position requires expertise in primary cell and tissue culture, and knowledge of general biologic techniques such as transfections, cell based assays and immune cell flow cytometry. The successful candidate will work as a part of a multidisciplinary team, utilizing the latest technologies for cell engineering and contributing to the generation of novel cell based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.

Job Responsibilities:

Perform research activities including isolation of PBMCs, transduction and expansion of immune cells, and various cell-based and biochemical assays (cytotoxicity, cell phenotyping, ELISA) to support the Adicet Bio Discovery Group. Analyze data and summarize for presentation to the team.

  • BS or MS in biological sciences or a related field
  • 4+ years of relevant academic and industry experience in immunology and/or cell biology
  • Hands on experience in primary cell culture and aseptic tissue culture techniques is required. Experience with activation and expansion of T cells is preferred.
  • Experience with handling of human biological specimens, particularly blood, isolation of PBMC using density gradient centrifugation (Ficoll).
  • Separation of B, T and NK cells by cell enrichment and depletion using magnetic beads or sorting is preferred.
  • Experience with multicolor flow cytometry is a plus.
  • Experience with cell based assay development is a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Openness to flexible working hours is preferred
  • Highly motivated, organized and disciplined record keeping
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills