Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, Protein Engineering at Atreca
South San Francisco, CA, US

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, California. We apply our proprietary drug discovery platform to profile clinically relevant, active B cell responses in patients receiving successful treatment and, in turn, develop a portfolio of antibody therapeutics against novel tumor targets with the potential to treat large patient populations. Atreca seeks talented, driven individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health and are motivated to become key members of a growing biotechnology company.

Position Summary

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate or Sr Research Associate to join our Protein Engineering group. The successful candidate will play a key role in further developing our yeast display platform and applying it to engineer antibodies and bispecifics.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Culture yeast and perform flow cytometry assays
  • Sort libraries by FACS and help with NGS sample preparations (plasmid prep and PCR)
  • Help develop methods for selecting yeast-displayed antibodies bound to cancer cells
  • Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • MS in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering, etc., or BS/BA with 2+ years of relevant research experiences (industry experience preferred)
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques (DNA isolation, PCR, etc.)
  • Experience with flow cytometry assays and data analysis (FlowJo)
  • Strong team spirit: capable of working in a team-based, interdisciplinary environment and collaborating with scientists and associates in a fast-paced, energetic environment
  • Excellent communication, organization, and record keeping
  • Self-motivated and able to drive projects to completion within timelines
  • Experience with yeast display or other display platforms (phage display, mammalian display)
  • Experience with next generation DNA sequencing (including sample preparation, data analysis)
  • Experience with antibody biochemical assays (e.g., ELISA, SPR, BLI)
  • Experience with relevant scientific software (Geneious, GraphPad)
  • Experience with cell-based assays using mammalian cell lines
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics tools and immunology is a plus

Exact title commensurate with experience. Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.