Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist

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

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

Corvus Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focusing on the development of precisely targeted medicines for cancer, immune disorders and infectious diseases. We are seeking a candidate to play an important role in supporting key experiments related to our immune-oncology focused portfolio. This position is part of the Immunology group, which is responsible for characterizing the mechanisms of biologics. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented biologist to make a significant impact to Corvus programs and to gain experience in multiple aspects of drug development.

Job responsibilities:

Key expectations and skills are outlined below:

  • Cultures and maintains established tumor cell lines and primary cells, performs viral or DNA transfections for target protein expression
  • Performs immune cell purification/separation techniques and multi-color flow cytometry
  • Develops and optimizes cell-based functional assays (e.g., proliferation, apoptosis assays)
  • Applies molecular biology and multiplex assay technologies (e.g., qPCR, ELISA, MSD/Luminex assays) for analytical characterization
  • Utilizes software tools to support data analysis tasks (e.g., Graphpad Prism, FlowJo, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Designs, executes, and troubleshoots experiments independently with limited supervision
  • Possesses excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Presents at group meetings

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Immunology, Cell Biology or related field required
  • 5-8 years of related experience required, with prior industry experience highly preferred
  • Hand-on experience with in vitro assays for characterization of immune cell function.

Preferred Skills

  • Prior experience with sorting is a plus.
  • Able to build effective working relationships throughout the organization internally and externally 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