Senior Research Associate, Protein Biochemistry (Temporary) at Atreca
South San Francisco, CA, US

Atreca is a public biotechnology company focused on applying its Immune Repertoire Capture™ technology to discover and develop novel cancer immunotherapeutics.  Located in South San Francisco, California, Atreca is looking for talented, entrepreneurial people who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health.  We have an opportunity for a motivated individual to become a member of target identification group.

 

Atreca's IRC technology identifies anti-tumor human antibodies in a highly accurate and precise fashion. Our goal is to apply this technology to elucidate and characterize novel tumor targets and associated biologic processes that were selected for attack by the patient's immune system.  In this position, the successful candidate will apply their skills and expertise in protein biochemistry to further understand the unique biology associated with our targets and contribute to the clinical application of our antibodies using protein biochemistry and molecular biology techniques.  The candidate will have extensive experience in molecular biology and protein biochemistry as related to the identification and characterization of proteins driving tumorigenesis.                                                                                                  

 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Assist with antibody target identification efforts
  • Purify proteins and other macromolecules and develop assays to characterize
  • Work with other project team members and communicate results with the team
  • Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practice

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor degree with 1-10 years research experience or Master degree with 2+ years research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and other related discipline
  • Extensive experience with molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, purification of tagged and untagged protein using FPLC and protein characterization using HPLC
  • Extensive experience in multiple protein biochemical assays with SDS-PAGE, native PAGE, western blots, immunoprecipitation and ELISA 
  • Experience characterizing protein-protein interactions using Octet or Biacore highly desirable
  • Expected to be able to adjust to a flexible, dynamic and high-paced research environment with shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

 

Exact title and salary commensurate with experience.

 

Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.