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Biology Scientist / Senior Scientist

LTZ Therapeutics
Portola Valley, California, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

We are seeking a Scientist / Senior Scientist within the Biology Group in the Department of Research & Operation at our US site, Redwood Shores, California. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing assays that support screening, mechanism of action, translational relevance and/or biomarker identification for several programs focused on targeting myeloid cells for cancer immunotherapy.

Job Duties:

  • Execute standard immunological assays (cell proliferation, cytokine analysis, phenotyping) using a variety of methods (plate-based assays, ELISA, flow cytometry, cell reporter assays)
  • Creatively adapt standard assays or develop novel assays to test the unique biology of our platform
  • Isolate and analyze cell subsets of interest from various tissues or mixed cell suspensions
  • Support PK/PD and biomarker analysis as needed
  • Present data at regular group meetings and recommend next steps
  • Document research activities and findings in electronic laboratory notebook and reagent registries in keeping with the highest industry standards
  • Exhibit excellent analytical, organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Lab activities will be ~75% time

Required Experience/Qualifications
  • BA/BS or equivalent in biology, immunology, or a related discipline with 4+ years of relevant industry or academic research experience; MS degree or equivalent in biology, immunology, or a related discipline and 2+ years of experience conducting original research
  • Deep understanding of immunology.
  • Experience developing immune assays and working with primary immune cells (B, T, myeloid and NK) is required
  • Proficiency in development of multi-parameter flow cytometry panels, analysis of immune cell function, and immune cell isolation.
  • Skilled in the development of assays such as binding, internalization and/or various immunoassays to assess complex biology
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and curiosity in science, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic cross-functional environment
  • Experience with drug discovery and/or early development
  • Experience with bioinformatics/computational biology tools would be a plus


• Excellent laboratory skills

• Excellent data analysis and organizational skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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