Scientist I, Molecular Biology at Atreca
San Carlos, CA, US

Who We Are

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located in San Carlos, 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 highly skilled candidate to apply their skills to discover novel anti-cancer biologics by leveraging the cancer patient immune response. This will include using molecular biology techniques and our proprietary discovery platforms to build and sequence patient antibody repertoires and screen those repertoires for promising immuno-oncology drug leads. The successful candidate will become a key member of the R&D team, deeply involved in experimental planning, troubleshooting, and execution. They will perform experiments, analyze data, and present their research findings to interdisciplinary teams. Strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail are extremely important for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting Atreca’s drug discovery efforts through the generation and screening of patient-derived antibody phage display libraries
  • Developing novel methods using leading edge technologies to probe Atreca’s patient sample repository for therapeutic antibodies
  • Improving Atreca’s suite of discovery platforms for maximum output and efficiency
  • Providing molecular biology expertise and support to multidisciplinary teams
  • Contributing to patents, publications, and technical reports
  • Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, or related discipline.
  • Track record of demonstrating strong technical expertise in molecular biology (e.g. PCR parameter design and optimization, molecular cloning, protein purification, RT-PCR)
  • Experience with protein display systems is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with next generation sequencing and cell culture is a plus
  • 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 able to thrive in a team environment

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