Research Associate I/II, Cell Biology/FACS (Temporary) at Atreca
South San Francisco, CA, US

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, California (moving in 2021 to a new campus in San Carlos, CA). 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

The Temporary Research Associate I/ II will utilize his/her cell biology and flow cytometry skills to isolate immune cells and sort them into microplates in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) environment. He/ She will also be utilizing in vitro assays to characterize antibodies. This position will work in a collaborative team environment. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and patient in working with our delicate cell sorting machines. There will be opportunity for permanent employment based on performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Routine thawing and staining PBMCs
  • Routine sorting of immune cells into microplates for single cell sequencing
  • Routine antibody characterization through in vitro cell assays
  • Maintaining in vitro cell lines
  • Inventorying reagents and lab supplies
  • Following laboratory safety guidelines and practices
  • General lab support and maintenance

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in biology or related discipline with 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with mammalian cell cultures a plus
  • Experience with fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) and/or flow cytometry a plus
  • Experience with cell-based assays a plus
  • Experience in BSL 2 environments a plus
  • Excellent critical thinking, trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and recordkeeping skills
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and communicate data in a timely and organized manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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