Research Associate, Target Validation and Binder Discovery

Arsenal Biosciences - South San Francisco, CA

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer. Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.


ArsenalBio is seeking a Senior Research Associate to assist in oncology target discovery as a part of our efforts to develop and commercialize curative immune cell therapies. This candidate will assist in the early validation of targets using RNA and protein-based approaches.

What You Will Do
  • Under the direction of a manager, execute high-quality, well-controlled experiments to validate tumor target antigen candidates.
  • Maintain mammalian cell cultures.
  • Execute cell staining and flow cytometry assessments.
  • Execute RNA- and protein-based assays to validate lead target expression profiles.
  • Screen and develop reagents to enable target validation.
  • Interpret and effectively execute experiments in line with project timelines and goals.
  • Maintain an electronic lab notebook, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately, and consistently.
  • Communicate with project leads about project status, significant findings, or critical problem areas.
What You Will Bring
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field with 2+ years of relevant research experience in industry or academia.
  • Excellent aseptic cell culture techniques required.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, immunological assays (e.g. ELISA and Westerns) and qPCR.
  • Experience with data analysis using tools such as FlowJo and GraphPad Prism.
  • Very good organizational skills with excellent attention to detail. Ability to recognize and resolve basic problems encountered in standard procedures.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity and deliver high-quality results.

What We Will Offer You: ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge.
We have a robust mentorship program, and comprehensive development tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as they are our greatest asset. They bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.
ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements. In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.
We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Benefits Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans Flexible Office Hours Paid Parental Leave Healthy Kitchen Snacks Daily Catered Lunches Free Onsite Fitness Center Unlimited Vacation Days Generous compensation and equity packages Commuter Benefits
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