Posted to MedZilla on 1/12/2018

Sunrise Systems Inc

US-CA, Senior Associate Scientist (immuno-oncology) 18-00311-MZ


Job title: Senior Associate Scientist (immuno-oncology)

Job Location: San Diego, CA

Duration: 6 months to begin with

Job Description:

• Senior Associate Scientist with experience in immunology and immuno-oncology-based assays to participate in drug discovery research with a particular focus on protein homeostasis as it applies to the Immuno-Oncology field.

• Emphasis will be in primary human immune cell biology assay development in the context of tumour microenvironment.

• The candidate will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment to design and execute in vitro studies to further our understanding of the immunomodulatory effects of our Client compounds.

• Responsibilities will also include development of primary cell and cell-line based co-culture assays to support target validation, mechanism of action, and biomarker selection. Experience with developing high-throughput screening assays a plus.

• The responsibilities further include routine profiling of Client compounds in cell-based assays across several research programs.

Responsibilities (will include, but are not limited to):

• Plan and execute scientific experiments

• Analyze and interpret scientific data

• Isolation of human primary cell populations

• Maintain primary and cancer cell lines and conduct routine cell culture tasks

• Conduct various routine cell based assays to characterize drug compounds

• Accurately maintain written reports and organize data

• Present data in team meetings

• Review current literature pertaining to relevant projects


• Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with at least 8 years’ industry experience or Master’s degree with at least 5 years’ industry experience.

• Practical experience in, and a solid understanding of basic cell biology, immunology/immune-oncology, and assay development.

• Extensive experience with mammalian cell culture (primary cells and cell lines) using single cells and co-culture cell models. Experience using single compound treatment and combination treatment studies is essential.

• Expertise with a variety of cell-based assay technologies including antibody-based detection methods (e.g. Western, ELISA, immunoprecipitation), cell imaging (immunofluorescence, Incucyte, Cellomics), cell phenotyping technologies (e.g., flow cytometry) and functional assays such as cell cycle and apoptosis

• Experience with molecular biology techniques such as RNAi and/or CRISPR, RT-PCR, and lenti-viral work is a plus.

• Experience with the use automation instruments is a plus.

• Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills are required as well as the ability to independently design, execute, and trouble-shoot experiments through completion.

• Data analysis skills and experience with a variety of scientific software applications are required.

• The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter, be motivated to apply his/her skills to meet diverse project needs, and enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic team environment.


Sourabh Agrawal | Lead - Talent Acquisition

Sunrise Systems Inc.

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