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Cell Biology Research Associate

Bay Area, CA

Cell Biology Research Associate

Prellis Biologics employs proprietary technology to 3D print lymph node organoids, which we are using to generate in vitro antibody libraries, camelid antibody libraries, in vitro human immunogenicity screening, and in vitro human tumor/lymph node cocultures for therapeutic screening. Prellis’ ability to print and culture healthy human tissue provides it with unique opportunities for generating and evaluating next-generation human therapeutics.


Prellis Biologics is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our research team and help develop our next-generation antibody discovery technology. The role will be integrated with our cell biology teams and will require background knowledge in antibody discovery/characterization platforms, particularly with respect to monoclonal antibody expression and development. 


The ideal candidate will have previous hands-on experience with immune cell culture, including PBMCs and lymphocyte subsets, cell-based assays, cell line culture, and a track record of effective problem solving. Meticulous attention to detail, proficient reasoning, and problem-solving skills are cornerstones for a successful candidate.


The ideal candidate will support development of therapeutic antibody libraries, assist in cell culture maintenance, and provide technical support in data analysis, collection, and project development.


Job responsibilities include:


  • Design, plan, conduct and coordinate experiments in support of in vitro immune system and antibody discovery projects

  • Culture and maintain primary cells

  • Keep detailed records of data and data analysis

  • Establish, install, maintain, operate and/or repair research equipment related to antibody discovery projects


Preferred qualifications:


  • PhD, MS, or BS with 2+ years of relevant hands-on experience (preferably in industry) in biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering or related field

  • Experience with standard cell and molecular biology techniques

  • Prior experience with organoid culture is a plus

  • Ability to collect and log experimental data for complex cell culture systems

  • Prior experience with data analysis and statistical significance tests 

  • Familiarity with cell biology inventory and BSLII laboratory upkeep 

  • Prior experience communicating and presenting scientific results and findings in team-based settings

  • Ability to multi-task to meet technology development and research goals

  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, strong in time management, and teamwork are essential

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills able to positively influence project direction and strategy

  • Self-starter and ability to multitask


Please send your resume to careers@prellisbio.com to apply.


Prellis is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability (so long as such disability can be reasonably accommodated) or any other status protected by applicable law. Prellis encourages all qualified applicants to apply.