Research Associate, Cell Biology

Focus Areas: Cell Biology, Immunology, Oncology

Location: San Jose, CA

Posted Date: 01/15/2019

Position Type: Full time

Job Code: ZPRCR-R115

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Education: B.S./M.S. in Life Sciences

Years Of Experience:< 1+ years post-degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

Founded with the mission to enable successful treatments for every patient, zPREDICTA has developed the 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 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. 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Run customer projects under the 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’s platform for high throughput use

EDUCATION

  • B.S./B.A. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related life sciences discipline PLUS at least 2 years of post-degree industry experience
  • M.S./M.A. in a life sciences discipline PLUS at least 1 years of post-degree industry experience
  • Start-up experience is strongly preferred

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Flow cytometry (FACSDiva and FlowJo software packages)
  • Mammalian cell culture (adherent and non-adherent cells)
  • Preparing SOPs, protocols, and other documentation

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Primary human cell culture
  • 3D cell culture
  • Microscopy (brightfield, immunofluorescence, confocal)
  • Drug screening assays, cell-based assays

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Commitment to the mission to enable drug developers to bring cures to patients
  • Curious, creative and independent thinker driven to solve problems
  • Unafraid of working outside of the area of expertise and experimenting with new techniques
  • Roll-up-your-sleeves and jump-in attitude
  • Enjoy being a part of a 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.

TO APPLY

Please send the following :

  • Resume
  • A cover letter that answers the following questions in 500 words or less: (1) why did you decide to pursue a career in life sciences, AND (2) what prompted you to apply for this position?

zPREDICTA is an equal opportunity employer.

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