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Sr Research Associate - Cell Therapy

Kite Pharma is seeking a a Senior Research Associate (SRA) with a background in immunology, cell biology, and/or cancer biology to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have experience with cell-based bioassays to assess immune cell function.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Design and execution of phase-appropriate analytical methods, including but not limited to cell-based assays and immunoassays to interrogate T cell biology and function
Multi-parameter flow cytometry method design and demonstrated application to interrogating functional phenotype of T cell subsets
Handling and maintenance of associated materials, such as cells and reagents, in an established and controlled manner
Generation, analysis, interpretation, documentation and presentation of experimental data
Author, review, and edit technical documents, i.e. SOPs and/or reports

M.S. in Biology, Immunology or related discipline with 2+ years of industry experience, or
B.S. in Biology, Immunology or related discipline with 4+ years of industry experience
A.S. in Biology, Immunology or related discipline with 5+ years of industry experience
High School Diploma with 6+ years of industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in multi-color flow cytometry technology and associated instrumentation such as the BD Canto, Cytoflex S/LX and/or other platforms preferred
Proficient in flow cytometry data analysis including FlowJo, CytExpert, or other relevant software
Experience and technical understanding of ELISA, MSD, and/or Luminex-based assay
Experience with cell culture (aseptic techniques, human cell line expansion); experience with human primary cell culture is preferred.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, data analysis software (Prism, JMP) and other applications
Strong scientific writing and ability to present work
Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Highly collaborative with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
Comfortable in a fast-paced environment