Senior Research Associate, Stem Cell Therapeutics

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to join our Stem Cell Therapeutics Group in Berkeley. As part of a highly collaborative, supportive, and friendly team, you will interact closely with Scientists and other Research Associates to drive discovery and development of Caribou’s first iPSC derived NK cell therapy product. You will use your cell biology experience to assist in the scale up of iPSC differentiation experiments to larger culture volumes, to generate sufficient quantities of cell product for in vivo evaluation. This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved with the development of next-generation therapies and advance them into the clinic while growing with a team who are generous with their time, always willing to give advice to help with challenging experiments, and who are there to celebrate your wins.

Responsibilities will include:

Mammalian cell culture, including iPSCs and primary immune cells
Differentiation of iPSCs into hematopoietic lineages
Functional analysis and phenotypic characterization of differentiated cell types
Gene editing of iPSCs and clonal derivation of edited lines
Coordinate experiments with other Scientists and RAs across functional groups, compile data and present results and stay current on relevant primary literature

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or equivalent experience in (Stem) Cell biology, Immunology, Biochemistry.
Minimum 7+ years of experience working in research operations, preferably in pharma or biotech
Broad expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques, cell-based assays and a working knowledge of cell biology/immunology
Application of genome editing technologies

Background in immunology, in particular NK cell development and function
Experience working with iPSCs / iPSC hematopoietic differentiation
Experience with immune cell functional assays
Experience with lab automation
Experience with scale up optimization and process development
Caribou compensation and benefits include:

Comprehensive compensation package, which includes stock options and an employee stock purchase program for all employees
Generous paid vacation time, in addition to company-observed holidays and floating holidays
Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
401(k) retirement savings plan, which includes matching employer contributions
Tuition reimbursement program
Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws. Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Caribou requires employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of such vaccination will be required as part of the hiring process.

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