Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Antibody Therapeutics + In Vitro Pharmacology

Foster City /
Immunology /
Cartography Biosciences is a therapeutics organization creating the first atlas to identify targets that are specific enough to only engage cancerous cells, broad enough to work across cancer cells and patients, and safe enough to sidestep toxic side effects. Founded by Kevin Parker, Howard Chang, and Ansu Satpathy, Cartography is bridging immunology and computation to understand the critical differences between normal and cancerous cells, ultimately solving the challenge of finding the safest, most selective targets for a variety of immunotherapeutic approaches. 

Our Immunology team is seeking an experienced and driven Research Associate or Sr. Research Associate to help build and advance our IO and Cell Therapy capabilities. Reporting to our Head of Therapeutics, you will be responsible for profiling and evaluating the functionality of novel biologics and immunotherapy products in our development pipeline.

Our ideal candidate will have experience working independently on complex, cell-based, in vitro assays, as well as be experienced with molecular biology techniques. This position is in a highly collaborative, innovative and rapidly evolving environment and interfaces with multiple teams and functions across the organization. 

What You'll Do:

    • Design complex experiments under guidance while executing independently with scientific rationale
    • Design, execute and critically analyze experiments independently and interpret complex data, drawing appropriate conclusions
    • Generate, maintain and review electronic lab notebook reports and SOPs
    • Be responsible for the completion of research, experiments and assignments that can have an impact on functional goals
    • Communicate data with the team

About You:

    • B.S. in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Oncology or related field with at least 3+ years’ relevant experience 
    • Experienced with mammalian cell culture, preferably experience culturing primary human immune cells, T cells. TIL culture experience is advantageous
    • Expertise in running cell-based in vitro assays
    • Can independently perform molecular biology techniques and methods such as PCR, western blot, DNA/RNA isolation, quantification and basic cloning
    • Extensive experience using and analyzing a broad range of immunology and oncology assays; more complex experience, a plus
    • Extensive experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry assays and analysis; more complex analysis and cell sorting experience, a plus
    • Extensive experience in sterile tissue culture technique and working with human cells
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Cartography Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive, open working environment and a diverse workplace. People from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. Cartography is also committed to providing employees with opportunities for growth and skill acquisition. As a Cartographer, you will be exposed to cutting-edge molecular biology and computational methods development and have opportunities to learn, grow, and diversify your skillset.