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 II, Cell Isolation/Genome Engineering (2224-R-683-MFG)

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 is seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to support the T cell isolation and genome engineering core as a part of our efforts to develop and commercialize curative immune cell therapies. This candidate will be responsible for optimizing and running cell isolations and designing and executing genome engineering workflows in primary human T cells using ArsenalBio’s proprietary non-viral engineering technology. The ideal candidate will have experience with mammalian cell culture and experience with CRISPR-Cas9 based cell engineering methods. The candidate will be expected to coordinate with multiple teams across ArsenalBio to determine project needs and work within Technical Operations to identify and implement potential process improvements to optimize the workflow.

What You Will Do

  • Perform T cell isolation and processing to fulfill company-wide requests
  • Design and execute genome engineering studies to generate gene edited primary cells 
  • Adapt T cell isolation processes to automation platforms to in order to increase efficiency and throughput
  • Coordinate and integrate multiple different workflows into the cell isolation and genome engineering core activities.
  • Perform characterization of both isolated and gene modified T cell populations
  • Assist in the development and optimization of the cell processing platform
  • Perform troubleshooting and testing of experimental workflows
  • Keep detailed logs of studies to contribute to the dissemination of results
  • Support and maintain reagent inventory, instrument maintenance, SOP writing, and related administrative tasks

  • What You Will Bring

  • Bachelors in Cell, Molecular, Immunological, or Genomic basis of human diseases required
  • 2+ years of research experience involving primary human T cell isolation/culture  and multi-dimensional flow cytometry required
  • Experience in clinical scale cell processing (such as Miltenyi MultiMACS and equivalent platforms) desired
  • Experience with targeted gene editing workflows including CRISPR-Cas9 and electroporation technology desired
  • Experience with automation platforms and databasing desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity, and deliver high-quality results
  • Technically minded with an aptitude for process optimization
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Ability to multitask as needed in a start-up environment

  • 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.


    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


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    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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