Research Associate

At A2 our mission is to extend the reach of cell therapy to tackle the next frontier in cancer treatment: solid tumors. Our team is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of science to transform medicine and turn the tide on serious illness. Central to achieving this mission is our focus on recruiting the best talent and building an environment that enables our team to do the best work of their careers and make an impact on patients and society at large.

The Therapeutic Technology team is seeking a highly motivated research associate with experience in cell culture and cell-based screening assays. The successful candidate will join us at our research facility in Agoura Hills, CA and play an important role in drug-target based programs and/or technology development projects that will further our mission.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Design, implementation, documentation, analysis and presentation of critical experiments
  • Development of new protocols
  • Partner with others to design and perform cutting-edge research that integrates cell culture and immune-oncology techniques
  • Remain current on the state of the immunotherapy field, and participate in external scientific meetings as necessary
  • Work both independently and collaboratively to implement novel laboratory processes and solve challenging technical problems
  • Adhere to good laboratory conduct, documentation practices and safety guidelines
  • Collaborate with others to select, profile and advance clinical candidates in a scientifically rigorous manner 

 Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s degree & 1 years of scientific experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree & 2-3 years of scientific experience
  • Experience with molecular cloning and mammalian cell culture required

 Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience with cell-based assays
  • Degree in science including biology, immunology, biotechnology or a related discipline
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills an ability to thrive in a cross-functional collaborative environment
  • Must be highly detail oriented and be able to multitask across various projects
  • Highly motivated, innovative team player with demonstrated ability and desire to learn, willingness to be flexible and eagerness to deliver results with urgency
  • Capacity to identify, evaluate, implement and be proficient in novel laboratory techniques
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in T cell biology

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