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Research Associate I, T Cell Therapy focus

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We have a contract position opening for a talented Research Associate to join our Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology Department within the Research and Early Development organization.

The successful candidate will support in vitro screening & functional characterization of T cell receptors for the development of personalized neoantigen directed T cell therapies. More specifically, the individual will develop, validate and execute high-throughput cell-based assays to characterize T cell activation and cytotoxicity in vitro and support lead-finding/optimization efforts. In addition, the candidate will function as part of a multi-disciplinary project team that will coordinate with Cancer Immunology, Protein Chemistry, and Molecular Biology groups to advance personalized cellular therapies.

Who You Are

* B.S. or M.S. degree in Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or a related field with relevant immunology/immuno-oncology and/or cell biology experience in academia, biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry * Practical experience in the design, development, validation and execution of biochemical and cell-based assays * Experience with flow cytometry, cell-based functional assays, and culture of mammalian cell lines * Ability to work independently to design, execute, and interpret experiments, and also collaborate with project teams * Excellent teamwork, communication, time management, and organizational skills

Additional desirable skills

* A strong foundation in immunology and hands-on expertise in immune cell assays * Experience with primary immune cell isolation and culture * Experience with cell transfection * Experience with microscopy and/or high content image analysis * Experience with Luminex assays * Familiarity with automated or semi-automated instrumentation

Keywords: Planet Pharma, South San Francisco , Research Associate I, T Cell Therapy focus, Other , South San Francisco, California

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