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South San Francisco, California, United States
Scientist I, T Cell Rejuvenation
At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founder’s world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Science, Respect, Collaboration and Courage and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.
We are seeking an experienced talent to join our R&D team in South San Francisco as a Scientist I on the T Cell Rejuvenation team. The ideal candidate will play a principal role in developing the next generation of T cell cancer immunotherapies. This individual will be responsible for contributing to new medical hypotheses, new project initiation and progression, execution of research plans, and collaborating with the T cell rejuvenation team to improve T cells for adoptive immunotherapy.

Essential Functions:  

  • Design and implement complex experiments independently with scientific rationale
  • Perform analysis and make critical conclusions
  • Effectively present and communicate research findings to internal teams and external scientific community and partners
  • Prepare electronic lab notebooks, reports, publications, and presentations
  • Think creatively to solve problems and develop new technology
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills together with self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team-oriented environment

Preferred Education:

  • Ph.D. in cancer biology, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, or a related field
  • M.S. with extensive professional experience will be considered

Preferred Experience:

  • Extensive cell/molecular biology knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge and experience in tumor biology and immunology is preferred
  • Experience with T cell culture and functional assay
  • A proven track record of high productivity and scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and patent inventorship
  • Strong experience with cell culture (expansion, media formulations, passaging, cryopreservation, co-culture assays, primary cell culture, 3D organoid)
  • Extensive experience with flow cytometry assays and analysis
  • Familiar with molecular biology assays (i.e. qPCR, Western blot, ELISA)

At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.

Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.

 The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.  This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law).  Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.  The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.”

We’ve learned from experience that some of the best people don’t always match our requirements perfectly - if you’re interested and think you could fit, please don’t hesitate to apply.

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