Scientist / Associate Scientist – Cell Biology at Atreca
San Carlos, CA, US

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located 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

We are looking for a detailed-oriented Associate Scientist/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 sort various B and T cells into microplates, process patient samples from which our drug discovery pipeline originates and develop methods/assays supporting Atreca’s discovery programs. 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Immune cell sorting into microplates for single cell sequencing
  • Analysis of data and preparation of reports/summary
  • Troubleshooting and devising alternative strategies when necessary
  • Providing training and direction to Research Associates as needed
  • Performing experiments for immune- and cell biology-based assay/method development
  • Process patient samples reliably and consistency
  • Following laboratory safety guidelines and practices

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A degree in biology, immunology, cell biology or related discipline
  • MS with 3+ years or PhD with 0+ years of relevant research experience. Title will be commensurate with experience.
  • Experience with flow cytometry is required
  • Experience with cell cultures and cell-based assays is required.
  • Experience with Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) a highly plus
  • Experience in BSL 2 environments a plus
  • Conscientious and excellent bench skills
  • Excellent critical thinking, technical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and recordkeeping skills
  • Proven ability to independently design and execute experiments of moderate complexity
  • Ability to analyze, interpret data, and report conclusions accurately and in a timely manner
  • 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

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