RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, HISTOLOGY at Atreca
Redwood City, CA, US

Atreca is a biotechnology company focused on applying its Immune Repertoire Capture™ technology to discover and develop novel cancer immunotherapeutics. Located in Redwood City, California, Atreca is looking for talented, entrepreneurial people who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health. We have a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to become a key member of a growing biotechnology company.

In this position, the successful candidate will apply her/his basic science laboratory skills and expertise regarding histological tissue preparation and execution of tissue staining protocols (i.e. immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and simple stains) to contribute to Atreca’s antibody-target characterization research.   The position reports to the Director of Biology. The candidate’s expertise with immunohistochemistry, other histological methods will help us to discover and characterize novel tumor antigens and develop anti-tumor drugs.                                                                                                                      

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Utilize experience in histological stains and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent techniques on mammalian tissue sections
  •  Responsible for tissue processing (FFPE and fresh frozen) and slide preparation
  •  Proper maintenance/tracking of collected samples and slides
  •  Support assay development efforts
  •  Generate experimental results using microscopy and whole slide scanners
  •  Responsible for contributing to image analysis efforts using digital pathology applications
  •  Coordinate activities with project team members
  •  Discuss experiments and data to project team members
  •  General lab duties such as preparation of reagents and stocking of supplies
  •  Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices

REQUIREMENTS  

  •  BS or MS, preferably in biology or related field; with at least 2 years of lab experience
  •  <span "text-decoration:="" underline"="">Absolutely Required: experience in tissue processing, histological slide preparation, and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining in mammalian tissues 
  •  Experience with digital image analysis is a plus 
  •  Must have excellent organization and planning skills and the ability to work under timeline in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Exact title and salary commensurate with experience.

Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.