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Scientist/Sr. Scientist - Immunology

Prellis Biologics, Inc.
Berkeley, California (US)
Closing date
Sep 14, 2022

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Life Sciences, Immunology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type
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Prellis Biologics employs 2-photon holography to print human tissues and organs in real time.  Current applications of our platform include printing of lymph node organoids, which we are using to generate in vitro human antibody libraries, camelid antibody libraries, in vitro human immunogenicity screening, and in vitro human tumor/lymph node cocultures for therapeutic screening.  Prellis’ ability to print and culture healthy human tissue provides it with unique opportunities for generating and screening next generation human therapeutics.

Essential Functions

We are looking for an enthusiastic Immunologist to make critical contributions to our growing in vitro immune system platform. In Prellis’ fast-paced, small business environment, the successful candidate will:

  • Develop and execute in vitro assays in support of ex vivo immune system Make strong intellectual contributions to in vitro immune process development and antigen/antibody biomolecular engineering Manage antibody discovery campaigns by leading a small team of scientists Identify and collaborate with consultants and contractors to design and execute studies to advance therapeutic candidates towards IND filing Interact effectively with scientists, engineers, and clients from a wide variety of different disciplines Familiarity with therapeutic development pipelines

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the sought employee. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Preferred Experience and Education

The successful hire is an immunologist who:

  • Has a Ph.D. in immunology or relevant field with 2-5 years of industry experience Experience in a fast-paced environment

Other Requirements

Candidates should be:

  • Able to relocate to the Bay Area as needed
  • Enthusiastically willing to work in lab 60-80% of the time

Required Skills

  • Deep knowledge of immunology (cells, signaling, and pathways) Strong experimental design skills Strong communication and data presentation skills Proficiency in:
    • Primary cell isolation and culture Fluorescence microscopy and image analysis Familiarity with immunoglobulin sequence formats and engineering Large dataset analysis In vitro assay design and execution
    Attention to detail Strong communication, computer, collaboration, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Additional Skills

  • Knowledge of cancer biology and systems immunology Project management skills Proficiency in:
    • Bioinformatic analysis of proteins and sequences Basic skills related to writing, running and troubleshooting Python code Molecular biology techniques Laboratory systems development and implementation
    Softwares: FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, Google Suite Ability to work independently and in cross-functional team environment Strong writing/presenting skills
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