Senior Research Associate - Protein Sciences

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by Pionyr Immunotherapeutics

South San Francisco, CA 94080
Research & Development
31 Oct 2018
Annual Salary
Pionyr Immunotherapeutics Inc., a growing South San Francisco-based immuno-oncology company focused on novel approaches to generate anti-tumor immunity, is seeking a qualified Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate who will play an integral role in moving our discovery research efforts into the clinic. We are seeking a talented and motivated team member to support our research efforts in developing our antibody-based immuno-oncology therapeutics. The candidate should have at least six years of industrial experience in production, purification, and biophysical characterization of recombinant proteins / monoclonal antibodies.

Specific responsibilities include (but not limited to):

Production, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins using mammalian and E. coli expression systems
Ability to analyze and present research data in team meetings as well as company-wide meetings. Organize data suitable for to scientific publications
Troubleshoot and optimize assays through data interpretation, identification of novel or alternate procedures and techniques
Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment, and ability to easily adapt to changing priorities


Bachelor's or Master's degree in a life sciences discipline with at least six years of relevant industry experience
Expertise in protein production and purification techniques, including affinity chromatography, ion exchange, and size exclusion chromatography
Strong understanding of the principals of monoclonal antibody characterization
General knowledge of lab software systems for automated instruments
Proficiency in using AKTA AVANT/ Pilot, Agilent HPLC, Janus robotic system, bench-top peristaltic pumps, and ultrafiltration/diafiltration
Experience in standard protein analytical techniques including electrophoresis, Western Blot, ELISAs, Endotoxin assays, HPLC, UV-Vis spectrophotometry
Motivation to learn and use new and emerging techniques for mammalian cell culture, protein production, and flow cytometry

Pionyr Immunotherapeutics, Inc. offers competitive salaries, participation in company stock-incentive plans and benefits packages, in addition to a dynamic academic-driven science environment.

Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and cv to

Reference: 568430940

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