Research Associate: T Cell Engineering/Cancer Immunotherapy (South San Francisco

Research Associate III: T Cell Engineering/Cancer Immunotherapy

South San Francisco,CA

1 year contract



We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to participate in generating proof-of-concept data for a novel project in Immunology-Oncology. The ideal candidate will possess a keen interest in T cell immunology and cell engineering technologies. Experiments will involve modification of primary murine T cells by DNA transfection or retroviral transduction and functional analysis of the engineered T cells in vitro and in vivo.  The selected candidate will also provide hands-on support including isolation of immune cells from murine tissue samples and Flow Cytometry for pipeline projects in Cancer Vaccines for the Translational Oncology group.


  • Proficiency in basic cellular immunology including isolation of immune cell populations from mice for T cell functional assays and multi-color Flow Cytometry. 
  • Experience with transfection of primary T cells by electroporation or retroviral transduction, and an ability to perform in vivo analysis of T cell function in murine tumor models is highly desired.  
  • Familiarity with scientific software programs including Excell, PRISM, FlowJo or equivalent.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team Oriented, dependable, self starter.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction.



  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of direct experience from industry or academic research laboratory.
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. in immunology that are interested in developing their skills in cell engineering or Cancer Immunology are encouraged to apply.



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