EpiBiologics, Inc. Research Associate II, Platform Biology San Mateo, CA · Full time Company website

We are seeking a Research Associate to join our Platform Biology team to develop and execute a suite of assays to screen novel therapeutic antibodies.


The successful candidate will contribute to antibody characterization, therapeutic lead selection, and project strategy with the intent to move innovative medicines from hit to candidate nomination. In collaboration with other scientific and technical staff, the candidate will provide laboratory and technical expertise and execute experiments to assess the function of novel biologics.

The candidate will have demonstrated a sustained track record of being an impactful and collaborative research associate, who is comfortable in a fast-paced research start-up environment.

Join a fast-paced, collaborative, cutting-edge start-up biotechnology company developing the next generation of therapeutic bispecific antibodies focused on extracellular protein degradation. Our mission is to generate novel transformative medicines for the patients that need it most.

Day-to-day responsibilities may include:

  • Develop and perform in-vitro cell-based assays to characterize antibody candidates; enable lead selection and candidate mechanism of action studies.
  • Scale up newly developed assays to meet high throughput demands and support automation work using high-capacity instruments.
  • Perform standard cell culture assays, cell maintenance and banking, knowledge and experience culturing both primary and cancer cell lines.
  • Design experiments, generate high quality and reproducible data with limited supervision, and contribute to the analysis and reporting of experimental data.
  • Collaborate with other team members to meet project timelines and goals. 
  • Maintain excellent electronic lab notebook documentation and support daily lab operations including lab upkeep and equipment maintenance.
  • Present experimental findings and contribute to scientific discussion at company meetings.

Required Education / Experience and Skills:

  • MS or BS in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Multiple (ideally 3+) years of professional scientific experience, in the academic or biotechnology company setting.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture required.
  • Expertise in molecular biology techniques such as cellular engineering (i.e. transient transfection, lentiviral transduction, RNAi, CRISPRi/a), western blots, and ELISA
  • Hands-on expertise with assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting.
  • Working knowledge of flow cytometry, plate-based cellular assays, and data analysis using common software tools (e.g., Microsoft Suite, FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, etc.).
  • Strong data organization and time management skills, attention to detail, and desire to achieve both team and individual goals.
  • Good communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

The above pay range is what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Individual compensation is based on various factors, including experience, education, skillset, and geographic location.  This pay range is for the Bay Area, CA, location and may be adjusted to the labor market in other geographic areas. 

Benefits & Perks: 

  • Comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • Competitive base pay, bonus, and equity package 
  • Unlimited PTO, Paid Holidays and Winter Break 
  • 10 weeks Parental Bonding Leave
  • Epi 401(k) Plan 

EpiBiologics is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you think you will excel in this role, but perhaps don’t tick every box, we encourage you to apply!

Note to External Recruiters: Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place does not create any implied obligation. 


$85,000 - $100,000 per year