Research Associate II / Sr. Research Associate I, Biology

Tenaya Therapeutics
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNYA), a biotechnology company with a mission to discover, develop and deliver curative therapies that address the underlying causes of heart disease. Founded by leading cardiovascular scientists from Gladstone Institutes and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), we are advancing a deep and diverse pipeline that includes both gene therapies and small molecules. Tenaya is headquartered in South San Francisco, California, USA, with a team that comprises over 140 employees. Inspired by the majesty of Tenaya Peak in Yosemite National Park, our name represents the tenacity of our team in reaching our ultimate peak - the delivery of new therapies for heart disease to the patients who need them.

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Diversity & Inclusion is a core Value for Tenaya Therapeutics, and we encourage those from under-represented communities to apply.



Tenaya has an immediate need for a Research Associate II or Senior Research Associate I to support the gene therapy team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and problem-solver who will work closely with the team to drive the company's future success. Ideally, you thrive in a startup, fast-paced environment where every day is unique. You are confident, poised and cool-headed, no matter how much is changing around you. You strive for excellence in every facet of your work and you understand the excitement and commitment of ‘start-up' roles. Finally, you love being part of a team aligned around a compelling mission.

Key Responsibilities:

* Employ cutting edge molecular, cell, and biochemistry techniques to enhance drug discovery efforts
* Execute a range of experiments using molecular biology techniques including plasmid design, DNA isolation, PCR, cloning, and virus preparation
* Perform a diverse range of cell-based assays to characterize lead gene therapeutics
* Oversee all aspects of maintaining human cell lines including passaging and distributing cells, preparation of tissue culture reagents, and helping with tissue culture room upkeep and restocking
* Present findings in both small and large group company meetings


* A Bachelor or Master degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline with relevant experience in in the biotech/biopharma industry
* Prior experience with standard molecular and mammalian cell culture techniques
* Candidates with human iPS cell culture, high throughput screening, rodent handling, tissue sectioning, and flow cytometry experience are strongly encouraged to apply
* The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, to communicate clearly and effectively, as well as to build open and collaborative relationships are essential.
* A positive attitude and strong attention to details are required.



We offer a dynamic start-up environment and a collaborative, passionate team that is focused on a compelling vision and mission.

We offer competitive salary and stock options. Excellent medical and non-medical benefits. Paid vacation, sick time and holidays

State-of-the-art, built-to-suit office and lab space, part of a larger cluster of biotech companies, with amenities that include a bowling alley and onsite gym.

Shuttle service to/from Caltrain, BART and the South San Francisco Ferry.

For immediate consideration, please share your CV and publication record (if relevant) at

Tenaya is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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