Senior Research Associate

Bay Area, CA

Prellis Biologics employs 2-photon holography to print human tissues and organs in real time. Current applications of our platform include printing of lymph node organoids, which we are using to generate in vitro human antibody libraries, camelid antibody libraries, in vitro human immunogenicity screening, human primary tumor/lymph node co-cultures for therapeutic screening, and vaccine R&D. Prellis’ ability to print and culture healthy human tissue provides it with unique opportunities for generating and screening next generation human therapeutics.


We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to drive the development of complex 3D tissue models for tissue engineering and tumor modeling applications. The individual will be part of a dynamic research team and expected to apply skills spanning both tissue engineering and immunobiology. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in the lab and enjoys solving complex problems using innovative approaches. 


Key Responsibilities:


In Prellis’ fast-paced, small business environment, the successful candidate will:

  • Execute various in vitro assays in support of tissue engineering and immuno oncology efforts

  • Support the 3D culture and coculture of primary human cells and cell lines

  • Be adept in the handling and cell seeding of 3D scaffolds

  • Troubleshoot new and existing methodologies pertaining to the culture and analysis of tumor and immune cells

  • Interact effectively with scientists and engineers from different disciplines

  • Analyze data and generate detailed scientific reports


Essential Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering or related field with 4+ years OR Masters in Biomedical Engineering or related field with 2+ years of wet lab experience

  • Proficiency in:

  • Primary cell culture

  • Flow cytometry and analysis

  • Fluorescence microscopy and image analysis

  • Large dataset analysis

  • Familiarity with concepts in biomaterials, immunology, or cancer biology

  • Knowledge of various molecular biology techniques and standard in vitro assays

  • Ability to operate independently in a lab setting

  • Excellent record keeping and attention to detail

  • Strong communication and data presentation skills

  • Strong collaboration, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills


Other Requirements:


Candidates should be:


  • Able to relocate to the Bay Area as needed

  • Enthusiastically willing to work in lab 80-90% of the time


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the sought employee. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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.