Research Associate (Biology), Immuno-Oncology

Harpoon Therapeutics is a startup biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, CA. We are focused on meeting unmet medical needs by developing novel immune cell engaging therapeutics for oncology indications. We are looking for an energetic and motivated Research Associate to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute data necessary for filing Investigational New Drug Applications with the FDA
  • Perform in vitro and cell-based assays
  • Run flow cytometry experiments
  • Culture and maintain cell lines
  • Develop, troubleshoot, and optimize new assays
  • Analyze data and communicate results to team members

Skilld and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a bachelor’s or master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field
  • at least 2 years’ relevant work experience
  • a demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • a proven ability to learn and adapt in an evolving work environment
  • effective communication skills
  • be flexible and adaptive

The candidate will preferably have prior experience:

  • developing in vitro biochemical and cell based assays
  • running ELISA assays
  • culturing cell lines
  • executing routine flow cytometry assays
  • analyzing data and calculating EC50 values using Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism or similar software packages