Research Associate

Focus Areas: Cell Biology, Immunology, Oncology

Location: San Jose, CA

Posted Date: 07/25/2018

Position Type: Full time

Job Code: ZPRCR-R114

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 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 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

  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Drug screening assays, cell-based assays
  • Preparing SOPs, protocols, and other documentation

Preferred experience

  • 3D cell culture
  • Primary human cell culture
  • Flow cytometry (FACSDiva and FlowJo software packages)
  • Microscopy (brightfield, immunofluorescence, confocal)
  • Assay development/validation
  • Familiarity with liquid handlers and other lab automation
  • QA/QC

Personal characteristics

  • 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.

zPREDICTA is an equal opportunity employer.

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