Discovery

Bold ideas. Reliable data. World-Class Science.

Designing therapies to cure our most important health challenges requires the audacity to advance a bold idea and explore new biologies with world-class science.

By pushing at the frontiers of science, challenging what we think we know, and holding ourselves to the highest standards of irrefutable proof, we are reshaping the future of curative cellular therapies.

Senior Research Associate, Gene Editing Research (2242-R-670-SBIO)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

ArsenalBio builds powerful cell therapy products using its growing toolbox of synthetic receptors and other elements to form complex, integrated transgene cassettes for cell engineering. We use gene editing to engineer T cells with those cassettes to perform research and manufacture products, and advancement of that gene editing capabilities is a major commitment. In this role, you will contribute to that advancement by executing different enhancements to our gene editing process and by assaying for the effects of those enhancements. You’ll get a firsthand view of cutting-edge R&D at a fast-paced biotech startup, which is one of the best ways to launch a career in this exciting field.

What You Will Do:

  • Genetically engineer primary immune cells using non-viral gene editing
  • Execute plate reader- and flow cytometry-based assays to evaluate gene editing performance
  • Help design and validate novel assays as necessary
  • Use lab automation tools to execute workflows at high throughput
  • Summarize and synthesize data across experiments and present findings to colleagues, including diverse management teams.
  • Work successfully in matrix organizations via contribution of data, ideas, and presentations.

  • What Will You Bring:

  • Your whole self
  • B.S. in biology or a related field, with 3+ years of combined relevant research experience in industry and academia
  • Significant experience in cell engineering and gene delivery workflows and technologies
  • Aseptic culture technique and experience handling primary mammalian cells
  • Experience with multiparameter flow cytometry
  • Ability to precisely follow established protocols, and to record and interpret experimental results
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity, and deliver high-quality results
  • Flexible mind with ability to think outside the box, creative approach to problem solving, and comfort in working with ambiguous data in an open-ended, exploratory process
  • Demonstrated ability to perform as a team player

  • What We Hope You Might Bring:

  • Experience using plate-scale lab automation tools
  • Experience with plasmid design and modern molecular cloning techniques (Gibson assembly, etc) and/or next-generation sequencing
  • Experience with molecular assays (ELISA / Luminex / quantitative PCR)
  • Familiarity with R or similar environments for pipelining of routine data analysis

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.


    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO

    Benefits

    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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