Senior Research Associate

Department/Group: Biology
Location: Burlingame, CA
Position Type: Full time

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

  • Performs translational research and biomarker discovery in collaboration with biomarker scientist
  • Uses immuno-oncology research techniques to develop and perform cell-based assays for biomarker discovery
  • Develops and carefully performs exploratory research involving clinical trial samples
  • Translates clinical biomarker findings into novel experiments to further understating of drug MOA
  • Analyzes and interprets data, and presents results
  • Supports the biomarker scientist in literature search and preparation for presentation/publication
  • Manages the inventories of reagents and cells and assists in the general maintenance of the laboratory  

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field required
  • 5-8 years of related experience required
  • Ability to translate general experimental objectives into design, execution and analysis of experiment using techniques common to immunology, molecular biology, and cell culture
  • Multi-color flow cytometry
    • Experience in cell-sorting would be a plus
  • Proficiency in cell culture and handling of primary cells, including ficoll and isolation of blood cell subsets
    • Experience with organoids would be a plus
  • Proficiency in RNA work including quantitative PCR techniques
  • Knowledge of cancer immunology and T-cell biology

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills 
  • Proficiency in immunohistochemistry
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, FlowJo and Prism
  • Able to build effective working relationships to achieve goals.
  • Flexibility and willingness to solve problems that fall outside of immediate area of expertise
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills, with an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Work independently in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced, often changing environment.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, and drive.

Join our Team

Local candidates only please!

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and your resume to