Research Associate - Cell Core

Hayward, California
Jun 09, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Quantitative Biology group is seeking a motivated energetic, and skilled individual who wishes to play a role in advancing novel immunotherapy drug candidates from the discovery phase into the clinic.

The Cell Core Function is responsible for maintaining multiple cell lines in support of a variety of functions throughout Arcus Research and Development. In addition to maintaining stock cells for groups located in three separate buildings, the Function provides Bio Banking, cell-based assay support, stable cell line generation, and bulk cell line production. The position will be responsible for maintaining cell lines as well as assisting in many cross-functional duties under the supervision of a Lab Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance of multiple cell lines in multiple locations.
  • Interacting with researchers to ensure timely delivery of cells and assay plates.
  • Assisting with the general upkeep of the cell culture labs and associated equipment.
  • Banking of cell lines in LN2 storage, as well as other Biologics in -80C freezers, requiring some heavy lifting of storage racks.
  • Utilizing liquid handling systems and laboratory robotics.
  • Utilize data bases for Bio Banking and electronic record keeping, and familiarity with basic analytical software such as Excel and Prism for data analysis.
  • Performing practical laboratory work, scheduling day to day tasks, and ensuring timely delivery of quality results.


  • Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in cell biology, biochemistry or a related field.
  • Applicants with experience with mammalian cell culture and related techniques, or demonstrated  experience maintaining data bases strongly preferred.
  • Applicants with some research experience including assay development, robotic systems, or flow cytometry will be favored.
  • Attention to detail, ability to juggle multiple projects, and a strong work ethic is essential.