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A new postdoctoral position for a highly motivated individual is open at TACTIVA THERAPEUTICS. The research and product development will focus on novel immunotherapies for cancer based on genetically engineered T lymphocytes, stem cells and/or cellular components of the tumor microenvironment ranging from wet lab work, mouse models, up to clinical trials. Strong support for career development and attractive incentives are included. Requirements are a Ph.D. or M.D. with background in Immunology or Molecular Biology (Either one would be OK). Knowledge in immune assays, FACS, cell culture, mice handling, cell transfections, PCR, cloning and subcloning into vector constructs, or molecular biology are points considered for evaluation. Hands-on knowledge in Bioinformatics will be considered a plus but not necessary.
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.