Associate Scientist / Scientist – FACS 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.

We are looking for a detailed-oriented scientist who is able to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision to generate high-quality data in a fast-paced environment. In this position, the successful candidate will apply her/his skills in flow cytometry and immunology to develop methods to enrich for B and T cell populations and to sort cells into microplates. The candidate’s past experience with high-throughput cell sorting and immune cell biology will help us implement our novel technology and discover key drivers of effective immune responses.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Routine fluorescence-labeling and sorting of immune cells into microplates for single cell sequencing
Optimization of B and T cell sorting methods.
PBMC isolation from peripheral blood
Analysis of data and reports/summary preparation
Troubleshooting and devising alternative strategies when necessary
Providing training and direction to Research Associates as needed
Supporting all FACS/Cell Biology needs of the team
Following laboratory safety guidelines and practices

A degree in immunology, cell biology or related discipline
BS/BA with 5+ years, MS with 3+ years, or PhD with 1+ year(s) of research experience involving routine, direct usage of FACS machines. Title will be commensurate with experience
Absolutely required: extensive experience directly using FACS sorters to isolate cells
Experience with the FACSAria, FACSJazz or Influx a plus
Experience with MACS enrichment a plus
Experience with primary cell cultures and cell-based assays
Experience with B or T cells a plus
Experience with tumor immunology a plus
Experience in BSL 2 environments a plus
Conscientious and excellent bench skills
Excellent technical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving capability
Excellent attention to detail, time management and recordkeeping skills
Proven ability to independently initiate and follow through on new projects
Ability to support multiple projects while meeting ambitious goals and timelines
Self-motivated; possess a strong sense of urgency to drive a project to completion and ability to prioritize tasks accordingly
Candidate must be flexible and have the ability to work in a team environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills