Research Associate/Sr Research Associate

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 – $84,000 a year5 hours ago Qualifications – Molecular biology – DNA isolation – Bachelor’s degree – Master’s degree Full Job Description Synthekine is a biotechnology company focused on discovery and developing best in class cytokine therapeutics to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. The company was founded by Dr. Chris Garcia, Stanford University Professor and Howard Hughes Medical investigator. Synthekine is based on our unique insights on how cytokines bind to their receptors and how these systems can be tuned though ligand engineering. Synthekine was formed in 2019 and has raised its Series A venture capital round from Canaan Partners, Samsara Biocapital, and The Column Group, three leading Bay Area biotech venture funds. The company is based in Menlo Park, CA and has built integrated research, manufacturing, and in-vivo pharmacology capabilities. Synthekine is advancing a deep pipeline that includes several preclinical programs, including biased versions of Interleukin-2 and Interferon Gamma. These cytokines have been tuned to decouple anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity at the molecular level, a differentiated approach to developing selective therapeutics. In ition to these pre-clinical products, Synthekine is founded on multiple therapeutic platforms, including a platform that allows for non-natural pairing of cytokine receptors, potentially resulting in novel biology and unique therapeutics. Position Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Sr Research Associate to join the Protein Sciences group at Synthekine. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and grow with the company. The ideal candidate will have experience in fundamental molecular biology techniques such as cloning (RE, RIC, SDM), DNA extraction and quantification. They will be responsible for handling the DNA construct request pipeline and have the ability to adjust to a flexible, dynamic research environment with shifting priorities and deadlines. Key Responsibilities and Requirements: Contribute to a high functioning protein sciences group. Experience in general molecular biology skills such as nucleic acid isolation, manipulation, PCR, and cloning Experience working on qPCR and/or CRISPR is a plus Comfortable using DNA analysis software such as Geneious or Sequencher Excellent record keeping skills and attention to detail Accomplish goals under project team time lines Qualifications: ./. with minimum 2-4 years of relevant experience. Please at . Synthekine is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Show full job description Apply Now