Accelerating and scaling immune cell engineering

Effective application of innovative technology in biological research requires a collaborative and cross-disciplinary mindset.

We are a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and synthetic biologists dedicated to empowering our Discovery and Development organizations through design and deployment of state-of-the-art computational and biological tools.

Senior Research Associate, Molecular Assays & Next-Generation Sequencing (2303-N-690-NGS)

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 Senior Research Associate to support the execution of molecular assays and next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods within ArsenalBio. The ideal candidate will have basic lab experience and be familiar with molecular biology assays and NGS.

What You Will Do:

  • Perform qPCR, ddPCR, and NGS library preparations to support ongoing research projects.
  • Isolate DNA and RNA from a variety of sample types.
  • Learn to use automated liquid handling systems to perform molecular assays and NGS library construction. 
  • Maintain an electronic lab notebook, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately, and consistently.
  • Manage own work to accomplish assigned objectives.
  • Under the direction of a manager, execute high-quality, well-controlled experiments. 
  • Summarize experimental results and review conclusions with project leaders. 
  • Communicate with project leads about project status, significant findings, or critical problem areas.

  • What Will You Bring:

  • BS in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology or related field ​with 2+ years of relevant research experience in industry or academia.
  • Very good organizational skills with excellent attention to detail. 
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Ability to recognize and resolve basic problems encountered in standard procedures. 
  • Proficient in basic laboratory techniques (e.g., pipetting, sterile technique, buffer solution preparation, etc.). 
  • Direct experience with basic molecular biology techniques.
  • Familiarity with PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, next-generation sequencing platforms, and automated liquid handling systems 
  • Familiarity with handling and purifying nucleic acids.
  • Proficiency with basic computer applications (e.g., GSuite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other productivity tools).
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity and deliver high-quality results
  • Being self-sufficient but also contribute actively as a team player

  • 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.


    “Modern data science, automation, and synthetic biology approaches have tremendous potential to accelerate the development of effective cell therapies. ArsenalBio is being built from the ground up to optimize the leveraging of these approaches through early and deep integration of engineers and technologists into our R&D programs. We are seeking ambitious and talented teammates to join us in our mission to improve the lives of cancer patients.”

    Tarjei Mikkelsen, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer


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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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