Research Associate, Flow Cytometry

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Apr 24, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Sana Biotechnology is looking to expand our team with hard-working individuals who believe in the potential of cells as engineered medicines, have the vision to do creative things, and the determination to execute that vision. We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to join the Flow Cytometry team at Sana Biotechnology. This person will join an innovative, multi-disciplinary team developing and implementing flow cytometry instrumentation and methods to support the advancement of Sana's cell therapy programs. This person will work with team members in Analytical Development and Process Development to implement flow cytometry methods to assess cell health, phenotype, and function.

  • Perform flow cytometry assays to support the characterization, process development, stability testing, and release testing of cell therapy products.
  • Perform mammalian cell culture of primary and immortalized cell lines.
  • Perform calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of instruments and reagents.
  • Create detailed documentation of experimental procedures and results in the electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Deliver scientific presentations, prepare technical reports, and draft/revise analytical test methods.
  • Contribute to flow cytometry best practices.
  • Maintain inventory of reagents and improve operational efficiency in the laboratory.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, or related field with at 1-2 years of relevant experience or Master's degree
  • Strong knowledge of multi-color flow cytometry principles, panel design, optimization and data analysis
  • Hands-on experience performing multi-color flow cytometry experiments
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a high paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work from multiple projects
  • The candidate should be a team player, highly organized with excellent communication skills, demonstrate curiosity and scientific rigor and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to engage in crucial conversations - providing and receiving feedback

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to analyze flow cytometry data independently using FlowJo
  • Experience with culturing and characterizing T cells using flow cytometry
  • Experience with laboratory automation
  • Experience working in a regulated GxP environment
  • Familiarity with regulatory guidelines from the FDA, ICH, USP, etc.
  • Familiarity with development and/or commercialization of cell-based therapeutics, including the development of analytical methods

  • Ability to work in BSL-1 and BSL-2 labs
  • Some weekend work may be required