Senior Scientist, Discovery CAR Therapies

Poseida Therapeutics

Cell and Gene Therapy Biotech

Position Summary

Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. is seeking a talented and self-motivated senior scientist to join our Gene Therapy team at our San Diego, CA, location. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to advance exploratory gene therapy programs in a highly collaborative, cross-functional team environment. The Senior Scientist will have a PhD or equivalent in hematology, immunology, stem cell biology, or related field with at least five years of experience in the cell/gene therapy or a related field.



These may include but are not limited to:

·       This is a hands-on role involving significant laboratory-based work

·       Independently drive efforts to advance, innovate and develop the next generation of cell-based therapies, using in vitro experiments, transplant models and preclinical animal models of disease

·       Design and execute experiments, analyze results, and communicate findings to multidisciplinary groups

·       Attend scientific meetings, present results, and evaluate and report on research

·       Keep current on trends, new products and technologies in the gene therapy and gene editing fields

·       Direct a team of junior associates or technicians


Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       PhD or equivalent in hematology, immunology, stem cell biology or other relevant field with 5+ years experience in cell/gene therapy in industry or academia

·       Prior experience in primary cell isolation and culture (hematopoietic stem cells, lymphocytes) is required

·       Extensive experience is preferred within at least one of the following fields: cell product development, immunotherapy, or gene therapy

·       Experience developing in vivo models and designing in vivo studies

·       Expertise in CAR-effector cell function (such as CAR-NK/CAR-mac), or hematopoietic stem cell directed therapies is highly desirable

·       Highly proficient in multi-parameter flow cytometry and associated analysis

·       Demonstrated ability to lead a team and mentor junior personnel

·       Ability to document, organize, communicate and present complex data sets to key stakeholders from diverse background

·       Capability to multi-task, be independent, self-motivated, as well as work in a highly collaborative setting.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills

·       Exceptional critical thinking, analytical skills and trouble-shooting ability

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