Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate/Scientist
Focus Areas: Cell Biology, Immunology, Oncology
Location: San Jose, CA
Posted Date: 03/21/2018
Position Type: Full time
Job Code: ZPRCR-R113
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Required Education: B.S./M.S. in Life Sciences
Years of experience: 2+ years post degree
Founded with the mission to enable successful treatments for every patient, zPREDICTA has developed next generation 3D cell culture technology to recreate the organ-specific microenvironment that mimics the biology of human disease.
You will join a dynamic and agile team of scientists developing next-generation patient-derived 3D tissue culture models for cancer and immunology. You will be responsible for executing projects for our pharmaceutical clients ranging from screening of investigational compounds to exploring the mechanism of action of drug candidates. You will have an opportunity to participate in each project from start to finish: from study design to producing deliverables for our customers. To be successful, you have to be excited by the fast-paced environment of a start-up and possess a versatile set of technical skills.
This position offers a chance to work side-by-side with the leadership team in a highly collaborative environment and offers immense opportunities for career advancement and professional development along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, and equity ownership.
Run custom projects under guidelines and in collaboration with our pharma partners
Analyze data from multiple readout platforms including, but not limited to, flow cytometry, microscopy, viability and proliferation assays
Assist in adoption of zPREDICTA platform for high throughput use
B.S./B.A. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related life sciences discipline PLUS at least 3 years of post-degree industry experience
M.S./M.A. in a life sciences discipline PLUS at least 2 years of post-degree industry experience
Start-up experience is strongly preferred
Mammalian cell culture
Flow cytometry (FACSDiva and FlowJo software packages)
Microscopy (brightfield, immunofluorescence)
Drug screening assays, cell-based assays
Preparing SOPs and other documentation
3D cell culture
Primary human cell culture
Familiarity with liquid handlers and other lab automation
Curious, creative and independent thinker driven to solve problems
Committed to the mission to bring cures to patients
Enjoy being a part of the team
Thrive in a fast-paced environment
Candidate must have appropriate work authorization to work in the United States
This position does not offer relocation benefits.
Please send a resume and a cover letter describing how your background and experience would contribute to our mission to . Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.