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TEMP Research Associate, Platform Biology (3 months)

CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.
South San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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About CytomX Therapeutics:

CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to changing the treatment of cancer with our novel Probody® therapeutic platform. Our commitment to transforming lives with safer, more effective therapies is driven by our curiosity and passion for innovation and our belief that by acting with integrity in an honest, respectful, ethical manner, we have the power to change lives. Our workplace embodies collaboration, open communication, celebrating our successes, and holding each other to the highest possible standards. CytomX has a broad pipeline, including 4 clinical-stage programs and others in development and is located in South San Francisco, California, the birthplace of biotechnology. Learn more at

Location: South San Francisco, California

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Senior Scientist I, Platform Biology

The Opportunity:

The current opening is for a research associate (temp) position for three months in the platform biology group. We seek a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual. The successful candidate will work as a bench scientist and participate in efforts supporting the development of therapeutic Probodies.

Professional Responsibilities:
  • Work on designing and executing experiments to support the efforts of the Platform Biology group across multiple areas of expertise including cell and tissue lysates preparation, enzymatic kinetics, histology/IHC/IF-based techniques, capillary electrophoresis, and ELISA.
  • Maintain and perform experiments on mammalian cell culture
  • Follow established protocols, as well as develop and apply new protocols as needed.
  • Troubleshoot assay performance and sample testing as needed.
  • Interpret and analyze data, helping to incorporate results into overall scientific projects.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought and the ability to collaborate with others in a team fashion.

  • B.S. or M.S in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field.

Professional Requirements:
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and flexibility to align daily work with project needs are crucial.
  • Experience in designing experiments.
  • Must be thoroughly competent in all aspects of the novel method development, optimization, validation, and troubleshooting.
  • Previous experiences in immunoassay techniques such as IHC/IF, and ELISA required.
  • Cell culture experience is desirable.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Personal Characteristics:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CytomX values of Integrity, Commitment, Creativity, Teamwork, Accountability, and Fun
  • Be open to and capable of learning new skills efficiently.

Working Conditions/Requirements:
  • This role requires the employee to work onsite.
  • Please note that CytomX has initiated a vaccination policy on October 31, 2021, which requires staff whose job responsibilities must be conducted onsite to be fully vaccinated, unless they are subject to legally required exemptions.
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk; sit; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel is not required.

CytomX is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. CytomX will not discriminate against any job applicant because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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