Scientist - Immunology

Hayward, CA 


At Prellis Biologics, we engineer innovative synthetic transplantable organs as an alternative to human organ donations for advancement of treatment of human disease and develop in vitro tissue platforms for screening, diagnostics, and therapeutic development.


Essential Functions

We are looking for an enthusiastic Scientist - Immunology to make critical contributions to our growing in vitro immune system platform. In Prellis’ fast-paced, small business environment, the successful candidate will:

  • Develop and execute in vitro assays in support of ex vivo immune system 

  • Make strong intellectual contributions to in vitro immune process development and antigen/antibody biomolecular engineering

  • Manage antibody discovery campaigns by leading a small team of scientists

  • Identify and collaborate with consultants and contractors to design and execute studies to advance therapeutic candidates towards IND filing

  • Interact effectively with scientists, engineers, and clients from a wide variety of different disciplines

  • Familiarity with therapeutic development pipelines

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.

Preferred Experience and Education

The successful hire is an immunologist who:

  • Has a Ph.D. in immunology or relevant field with 1-5 years of industry experience 

  • Experience in a small fast paced environment


Other Requirements

Candidates should be: 

  • Able to relocate to the Bay Area as needed

  • Enthusiastically willing to work in lab 60-80% of the time

Required Skills

  • Deep knowledge of immunology (cells, signaling, and pathways)

  • Strong experimental design skills

  • Proficiency in:

    • Primary cell isolation and culture

    • Fluorescence microscopy and image analysis

    • Familiarity with immunoglobulin sequence formats and engineering

    • Large dataset analysis

    • In vitro assay design and execution 

  • Attention to detail

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


Preferred Additional Skills

  • Knowledge of cancer biology and systems immunology

  • Project management skills

  • Proficiency in:

    • Bioinformatic analysis of proteins and sequences

    • Writing, running and troubleshooting Python code

    • Molecular biology techniques

    • Laboratory systems development and implementation 

  • Softwares: FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, Google 

  • Ability to work independently and in cross-functional team environment

  • Strong writing/presenting skills

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.

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