Scientist I-II, Immunologist / Stem Cell Biologist
Multiple R&D positions available @ Xcellbio
Xcellbio is a venture-backed biotech startup located in Mission Bay, San Francisco. Our mission is to develop transformative cell culturing instruments and predictive assays for cell and gene therapies. Xcellbio is recruiting talented and creative scientific researchers to join the R&D group. We are looking for individuals with strong communication skills and technical expertise in stem cell biology and/or immunology. Candidates with 3+ years of primary cell culturing experience (human or mouse) is required for this role. Competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits package, and company stock options will be offered to successful applicants.
Xcell Biosciences is an Illumina Accelerator company, a member of the Bayer CoLaborator, a BayBio FAST awardee, a OneStart Business Competition 2014 Finalist, QB3 nominated company in the “Most Intriguing Company” category for 2015, Top 15 Most Promising Biotech Startups in 2018 by StartUp City, as a top 5 most promising biotech companies in Mission Bay in 2019 by the San Francisco Business Times, and has been featured in publications such as GEN, GenomeWeb, Nature, and Science among others.
Brief Description of Position:
This full-time position is ideally suited for individuals who prefer working in the lab. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and optimizing cell expansion and differentiation protocols for primary human immune cells (T-cells, NK cells, Dendritic Cells, Macrophages) and/or induced pluripotent cells. Functional, molecular and phenotypic assays will be performed to characterize the impact of culture conditions on primary cells. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary, small team setting, interfacing with scientists, software and hardware engineers. Strong technical expertise in primary cell culture, flow cytometry, tissue and blood processing, and molecular biology techniques are required. Candidates with skillsets in transfection/nucleofection, gene-editing techniques (CRISPR), CAR-T construct design and RNA-seq are encouraged to apply.
Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:
Preferred Technical Expertise