Research Associate iPS-T Cell Differentiation

Jun 08, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking an energetic and detail-oriented laboratory scientist with experience in pluripotent stem cell culture to join a growing cell therapy team. Under the supervision of a principal scientist, the associate will be responsible for experiments designed to characterize and optimize the differentiation of iPSCs into lymphoid cells to support the iPS-T cell therapeutic program.

  • Culture of primary, immortalized and/or pluripotent stem cells
  • Make observations, interpret results, and document experimental methods in a well-maintained laboratory notebook
  • Analysis of cell state and identity by assays including qPCR, FACS, and immunofluorescent microscopy
  • Genome engineering of cells using CRISPR/Cas9
  • Design and execution of assays to measure hematopoietic potential of cells
  • Independently design, perform, and interpret experiments
  • Work collaboratively with scientists in a cross-functional or matrixed team environment
  • Ability to collaboratively work with scientists in a cross-functional or matrixed team environment.
  • Present findings to peers and company in meetings


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors' degree in a life sciences discipline such as biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or pharmacology with 2+ years of laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in modern cell and molecular laboratory techniques and functions is required
  • Proficiency in common office software (typically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Working safely in person on a predictable and regular in-person basis is an essential job function for this position and the Company requires that all individuals working in-person, subject to certain exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience culturing and differentiating human pluripotent (ES/IPS) stem cells is strongly preferred
  • Expertise in multi-color flow cytometry is strongly preferred

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At Sana, we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as a company and helps us to achieve our mission to meaningfully change the outcome of many human diseases. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Sana is the place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact patients.

The Company is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental or sensory disability (including the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability), genetic information, actual or perceived HIV or Hepatitis C infection, medical condition (cancer or a record or history of cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, veteran status, political ideology, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. We cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off, parental leave, short and long term disability, financial wellness programs, a 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually.