Turn Biotechnologies is currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated individual for the position of Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate - Immunology. This is an early-stage development program, and we are seeking a seasoned immunology research scientist to help build a successful program.
The employee will be a highly motivated and innovative individual responsible for the scientific/technical aspects for the exploration and development of new indications through novel in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies. This person will be responsible for R&D projects involving CAR-T cell rejuvenation by using Turn Bio’s ERA technology. This position’s primary role is assisting experiments, sample processing, assay development, QC/QA to move the program forward. This position would be critical to establishing new pipelines and broadening the utility of the company’s core technologies.
Based in Mountain View, California, Turn Biotechnologies, Inc. is a development-stage company focused on restoring cells’ youthful vigor to repair damage caused by the aging process. Using a proprietary ERA™ Platform, we develop mRNA medicines that are specially formulated to instruct specific cells in the body to fight disease or repair damaged tissue. We do this by reprogramming the epigenome to restore cell function that people often lose as they age. This approach can be used to revitalize different cells throughout the body. We are researching its applicability across multiple therapeutic areas, including dermatology, ophthalmology, osteocartilage, and skeletal muscular indications.
Essential duties of the position include:
R&D projects working with chemicals, nucleic acids, lentivirus, and patient samples
Managing inventory, following SOPs, experience with lab bookkeeping
Experience in flow cytometry (>6-color)
Experience working with small laboratory animals
Aseptic cell culture techniques and cell-based assays using primary human cells.
Isolation of different blood cell types, through FACS/MACS
Lentiviral production, transduction or in vitro electroporation to achieve gene editing and CAR expression
Experience in immunology (2+ yrs); Industry experience highly preferred
Multicolor flow experience (>6-color ideal)
Aseptic cell culture techniques and cell-based assays using primary human cells
Immunology background with CAR-T experience is ideal
Experience working with in-vivo mouse models in relevance to CAR-T therapy a plus
BS in Life Sciences (+2 yrs experience) immunology, cellular biology or relevant field
Industry experience is highly preferred, and experience with pre-clinical or clinical studies
Google Suite and/or MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
A team player and collaborator - strong interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to be a calm, problem solving presence
Strong work ethic
Proactive and organized
Results oriented and a quick learner
Goal and data driven
Autonomous execution capacity with collaboration with other team members
Problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities
Track record of safe and meticulous implementation
Turn Biotechnologies is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.
Why Choose Turn Bio?
We are a close-knit, collaborative team, passionate about anti-aging and longevity and it's impact and improvement of age-related disease and the quality of people’s lives
Fully-paid employee medical, dental, vision, & life insurance)
Employee Assistance Program
You will be a vital part of the company and have tremendous impact on its success
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Turn Biotechnologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.
Occupational Health and Safety: Turn Biotechnologies provides a workplace free from recognized hazards and complies with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.