Open Positions

Focus Areas: Oncology, Immunology, Cell Biology

Location: San Jose, CA

Posted Date: 03/02/2021

Position Type: Full time

Job Code: ZPR-R119

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Education: M.S. or Ph.D. in Life Sciences

Years Of Experience: 2+ years post graduation

JOB DESCRIPTION

Founded with the mission to enable successful treatments for every patient, zPREDICTA has developed the organ-specific 3D cell culture technology replicating human tumor microenvironment permitting reliable identification of compounds with a high probability of success in the clinic. You will join a dynamic and agile team developing 3D tissue models to support anticancer drug development. You will be responsible for the development and validation of novel organ-specific models to simulate tumor and healthy tissues. 

To be successful, you have to be excited by the fast-paced environment of a start-up, be engaged while performing multiple roles, and possess a versatile set of technical skills. Along with a competitive compensation and benefits package and equity ownership we offer an opportunity to work side-by-side with the leadership team in a highly collaborative environment at zPREDICTA.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, develop, and implement new organ-specific 3D tissue models for target discovery and efficacy and toxicity testing of anticancer agents
  • Support partner projects from study design and execution through data analysis and report preparation

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Immunology, or related life science discipline, OR
  • M.S. and 2+ years of industry experience; start-up experience is a plus

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive knowledge of lung biology and disorders including cancer and interstitial lung disease
  • Scaffold-based 3D cell culture of primary human/mouse cells and cell lines
  • Primary cell culture
  • Microscopy (brightfield, immunofluorescence)
  • Developing protocols and procedures

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Expertise in tumor microenvironment, specifically ECM and cellular heterogeneity
  • PDX models and culture of PDX tissue
  • Organoid generation
  • Organ-on-a-chip and/or microfluidic devices
  • Epithelial, stormal, immune cell co-cultures
  • Immuno-oncology 
  • Flow cytometry

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Focused, but capable of driving multiple projects  
  • Curious, creative, and independent thinker driven to solve problems
  • Unafraid of working outside of the area of expertise and experimenting with new approaches
  • Roll-up-your-sleeves and jump-in attitude
  • Appreciate a fast-paced environment
  • Desire to learn

CANDIDATE MUST HAVE APPROPRIATE WORK AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.
This position does not offer immigration visa sponsorship

This position does not offer relocation benefits.

TO APPLY
Please send your resume to .

zPREDICTA is an equal opportunity employer.

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