Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Flow Cytometry

South San Francisco /
Research /
Graphite Bio is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on harnessing the power of targeted DNA integration. Graphite Bio uses next-generation CRISPR based technology platforms for developing curative gene correction-based stem cell therapies for serious and life-threatening genetic diseases with inadequate existing treatment options

The Role: 
We are seeking an outstanding Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join our flow cytometry team. This role will be responsible for supporting the development, execution, and data analysis of flow cytometry assays from early discovery to clinical-stage programs.  

What You Will Do:

    • Design, develop, and implement high- and low-complexity flow cytometry panels for discovery, pre-clinical and clinical studies  
    • Isolate mononuclear cells and process for flow cytometry and downstream applications 
    • Be responsible for instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of the flow sorters, analyzers, and other instrumentation in the lab. 
    • Participate in cross-functional collaborations with multiple groups to advance broad company goals and objectives  
    • Contribute flow cytometry expertise and technical guidance to cross-disciplinary teams  

What You Will Bring

    • Bachelor’s (+ 5 years of related lab experience) or Masters (+ 2 years of related lab experience) in Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or a closely related field  
    • Experience with multi-parametric flow cytometry assays using primary human whole blood, bone marrow aspirates, isolated cells or mammalian cell lines 
    • 2+ years of experience in flow cytometry including processing, acquiring, sorting and analyzing (FlowJo) pre-clinical and clinical samples  
    • Familiar with a variety of models and brands of flow cytometers and cell sorters 
    • Proven ability to independently plan and execute experiments, interpret, and analyze data 
    • Proven ability to present results and findings in formal settings including project team meetings 
    • Proven ability to write scientific and technical reports or create poster presentations 
    • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity and deliver high-quality results  
    • Must be detailed oriented, well organized, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) 
    • Ability to positively impact company culture and demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, collaborative, matrix environment  


Fit with Graphite Bio’s culture:
Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual
Values-based leadership consistent with Graphite Bios’ Core Values
Excitement about the vision and mission of Graphite Bio 

Compensation/ Benefits:
Competitive salary with equity 
Health benefits

Graphite Bio is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.