Research Associate, Cell Biology/FACS-Temporary at Atreca
Redwood City, CA, US
Atreca is a biotechnology company, located in Redwood City, California, whose Immune Repertoire Capture™ technology enables the discovery and development of better therapeutics, diagnostics, and research reagents. Atreca is looking for talented, entrepreneurial people who would like to be part of a progressive team and see their work have a positive impact on human health. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to become a key member of a growing biotechnology company.

Atreca is seeking a research associate (RA) who will apply her/his skills in biology and flow cytometry to Atreca’s Immune Repertoire Capture™ technology. The RA will isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), isolate various B and T cells and sort them into microplates in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) environment. The RA will work in a collaborative environment in the team and have opportunities to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team in a dynamic scientific environment. There will be opportunity for regular full-time employment based on performance.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells from human blood.
Freeze/thaw and stain PBMCs or primary tissues for cell sorting.
Sort cells into microplates through Fluorescent-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS).
Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices.
Duties also include general lab support, maintenance and other tasks as assigned.

A degree in biology or related discipline
BS/BA with 1+ years or MS with 0+ years of research experience involving cell biology.
Required: 1+ year extensive experience with animal/human cell culture
Experience directly using FACS cell sorters or flow cytometers a plus
Experience with PBMC isolation a plus
Experience with human primary cell culture a plus
Experience in BSL2 environments a plus
Excellent record-keeping skills
Conscientious and excellent bench skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated; possess a strong sense of urgency to drive a project to completion and ability to prioritize tasks accordingly
Candidate must possess the ability to work in a team environment.