Senior Research Associate: Immunopharmacology (South San Francisco, CA)


: $80,020.00 - $144,170.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Senior Research Associate Immunopharmacology South San Francisco, CA Direct Hire Our client is seeking a skilled and experienced in vivo pharmacology associate to play a key role in the discovery, validation, and development of novel therapeutics that mobilize the immune system against cancer. The candidate will be integral member and will collaborate with project team leaders to plan and conduct in vivo and ex vivo preclinical studies. The ideal candidate will be an hands-on scientist with proven pharmacology skills, and a strong background in syngeneic tumor models. Required Skills:

  • Implanting cancer cells into mice subcutaneously and topical anesthesia.
  • bleeding mice, necropsy and tissue harvesting
  • Intravenous administration of therapeutics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to discovery and development projects for antibody therapeutics by conducting in vivo efficacy, PK, and PD studies utilizing syngeneic mouse and humanized cancer models
  • Maintain cell lines using standard cell culture techniques in support of in vivo studies
  • Use standard immunology techniques MACS, FACS, ELISA to support ex vivo analysis of cells from animal tissues
  • Write and/or review SOPs, technical reports, and study reports
  • Maintain relevant laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Present scientific results at team and staff meetings

Minimum Requirements

  • BS/MS in immunology or related field with at least 3 years of hands-on in vivo experience in an academia or industry environment (preferably within immuno- oncology)
  • Proficient in mouse handling and dosing skills (oral gavage, intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, etc.) enabling the ability to independently conduct studies in mouse models assessing tumor growth and immune responses
  • Experience developing and conducting immuno-oncology syngeneic, xenograft, or humanized mouse tumor models including orthotopic implants
  • Excellent aseptic cell culture technique for handling human and murine primary cells, and cancer cell lines
  • Experience with some of the routine immunology and biochemistry techniques, such as IHC, immunoblotting, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and tissue processing
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic and flexible team environment
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experimental methods and results
  • Ability to effectively interpret and present data
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of software tools to support data analysis tasks (e. g., Prism, FlowJo, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced dynamic environment while delivering high quality work
  • Ability to organize and maintain data, including quality control records

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Associated topics: biomedical, biopharma, drug development, food, food scientist, histotechnologist, nutritionist, pharmacy, physiology, virus * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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