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Senior Research Associate, Cell Biology

Employer
zPREDICTA
Location
San Jose, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Founded with the mission to enable successful treatments for every patient, zPREDICTA has developed organ-specific 3D cell culture technology replicating human tumor microenvironment for 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.

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
  • Implement new organ-specific 3D tissue models for target discovery and efficacy and toxicity testing of anticancer agents
  • Help execute client projects testing new anticancer agents


EDUCATION
  • B.S. or M.S. in Cell Biology, Immunology, or related life science discipline AND
  • 2+ years of industry experience


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Cell culture of adherent and non-adherent mammalian cells including cancer cell lines, fibroblasts, and immune cells (PBMCs, T cells, etc.)
  • Co-culture of epithelial, stromal, immune cells
  • Evaluation of response to treatment in cell culture including calculating and performing serial dilutions, set-up of combination treatment, dose response and timecourse analysis
  • Proficiency in data analysis and preparation of reports


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
  • Scaffold-based 3D cell culture of primary human cells and cell lines
  • Microscopy and image analysis (ImageJ)
  • Flow cytometry and analysis of FACs data (FlowJo)


PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • Focused, but capable of driving multiple projects
  • Well-organized
  • 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
  • Enjoy learning


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.

zPREDICTA is an equal opportunity employer.
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