Research Associate III, Research & Development at Senti Biosciences
South San Francisco, CA, US
Thank you for your interest in a career at Senti Biosciences. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about the future of genetic circuit therapeutics and have the energy and boldness to thrive and grow in a dynamic and fast entrepreneurial environment.
 
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our R&D team in developing next generation cell therapies for cancer using chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). A successful applicant will be comfortable performing high risk/high impact research, work collaboratively across various projects to meet milestones, and play a key role in building the culture of the company as it grows.

Responsibilities

    • Perform in vitro studies to evaluate the efficacy of next generation CAR-T cell therapies against cancer
    • Perform flow cytometry-based cytotoxicity and ELISA-based cytokine assays on a regular basis
    • Execute cell culture-based experiments, including lentiviral transduction. Previous experience engineering immune cells to express CARs is a plus
    • Collaborate closely within (and between) R&D teams to efficiently perform experiments
    • Adhere and optimize SOPs to ensure study integrity and quality
    • Maintain accurate experiment records in various internal databases and perform basic data analyses
    • Present data in team and project meetings
    • Perform other duties as directed by the Management
    • Train research staff as needed

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related discipline with 2+ years of experience in a laboratory setting 
    • The ability to learn and independently perform SOPs commonly employed by the team
    • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • Dedication to working in a team-oriented environment to contribute to shared projects
    • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
    • Excellent communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with other research teams
Competitive compensation package and title commensurate with qualifications and experience in the South San Francisco Biotech market. Significant growth opportunity as the company expands.
 
Senti Bio is the next generation therapeutics company that designs gene circuits and programs cells for tremendous therapeutic value. Our mission is to engineer an entirely new class of medicine that will transform people’s lives by curing the most challenging diseases. We are proud to count NEA, 8VC, Amgen Ventures, Pear Ventures, Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, Allen & Company, Nest.Bio, Omega Funds, Goodman Capital, and LifeForce Capital among their investors. Senti Bio is based in South San Francisco, CA, USA.