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A postdoctoral position is open at Tactiva Therapeutics. Our company focuses on the development of innovative immunotherapies for cancer based on genetically engineered lymphocytes and cellular components of the tumor microenvironment. The successful applicant will hold a PhD and/or MD with a strong background in immunology and molecular biology. Expertise in immune assays, FACS, sterile cell culture, PCR, mice handling, and cell transfections is necessary. Hands-on knowledge of bioinformatics and microarray analysis software, cloning, and plasmid preparation will be considered a plus.
The senior laboratory technician performs specialized, technical scientific duties unique to research and development (R&D) for Tactiva Therapeutics. The senior laboratory technician designs and optimizes assay processes including sample preparation, workflow automation, and analytic detection, as well as provides data for critical review of test development. The senior laboratory technician provides direct scientific and analytic support to the laboratory director(s) and monitors timelines to meet production goals and objectives.
Applicants must possess a master’s degree and the equivalent of 18 months of full-time professional research experience in a laboratory, clinical, or scientific research environment; or a bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of 30 months of full-time professional research experience in a laboratory, clinical, or scientific research environment.
The preferred candidate will also possess a strong molecular biology background, as well as hands-on experience with PCR, qPCR, cloning, RNA and DNA purification/characterization, ligation, mammalian cell culture, sterile techniques, cell transfection, vector production, plasmid manipulation, and project management. Though not required, experience in bioinformatics, next-gen sequencing, FACS, and ELISA is considered a plus.