Research Associate II or III, CMC Analytical - Cell Biology

Durham, NC, United States
Dec 19, 2020
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Research Associate II or III, CMC-Analytical Cell Biology, will work in the Cell Therapy Bioassay/Immunoassay/Flow Cytometry group of Precision BioSciences. This individual will provide biologic analytical support for Product Sciences and Cell Therapy Process Development projects. The position will contribute to development efforts for CART-cell projects by providing sample preparation and analysis in a timely manner. This position is lab-based and will share facilities and resources with the Cell Therapy teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.

Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Design, development, characterization and documentation of analytical methods for the phenotypic characterization of genome-edited cell therapy products
  • Execute established assays and analyze data according to SOPs and report results of analysis to team leaders in a timely manner
    • Multi-color Flow Cytometry
    • Immunoassay
    • Bioassay
  • Coordinate with team members to plan and conduct experiments that need to be carried out in a timely manner to achieve Precisions development goals
  • Work collaboratively on aspects of experiments to be performed by other members of the team as part of larger ongoing experiments


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.


  • Bachelors degree (B.S/B.A.) in the biological sciences
  • 2+ years of related biopharma industrial experience and/or training

  • Experience in multi-parametric flow cytometry
  • Experience with cellular immunology assay development, including multiplex cytokine analysis and immunological functional assays
  • Familiarity with immunology and T cell biology
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Understanding of drug substance and drug product release testing methodologies

Travel Requirements
  • This position requires little to no travel.

  • This is an office-based position located at the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC.

Precision BioSciences is dedicated to improving life through its proprietary genome editing platform, ARCUS. Precision BioSciences leverages ARCUS in the development of its product candidates which are designed to treat human diseases and create healthy and sustainable food and agriculture solutions. Precision BioSciences is actively developing product candidates in three innovative areas: allogeneic CAR T immunotherapy, in vivo gene correction, and food.

Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.