Research Associate – Discovery

Full Time
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Posted 4 weeks ago

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:  The Research Associate position is open to candidates who can demonstrate the ability to thrive in a modern and fast-paced biotechnology environment. A successful candidate will work with a cross-functional team responsible for the discovery and development of novel therapeutic proteins. The incumbent will be a result-oriented self-starter with a commitment to teamwork and reliability.

ABOUT ARCELLX:  Arcellx ( is a venture-backed, early-stage biotech company focused on the development of novel cell-based cancer therapies. The company is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland and has assembled a team of biotechnology professionals with expertise in biologics discovery, characterization, and development. Lead products will incorporate proprietary technologies that enhance tumor-specific killing by genetically engineered human immune cells.


The main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Working with other scientists to design, generate and characterize recombinant proteins.
  • Execute selection and screening strategies used in discovery workflows.
  • Plan, execute, record and analyze experiments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in the life sciences (e.g. Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering), with a minimum of one year of work experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Proficient with molecular biology methods, including: primer design, PCR, gel electrophoresis, plasmid DNA preparation, cloning and sequence analysis.
  • Experience in with characterization of recombinant proteins, including but not limited to ELISA, MSD, SDS-PAGE, protein quantitation, etc..


  • Commitment to ethical scientific investigations and rigorous experimental methods.
  • Ability and desire to multitask and function in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and analyze and interpret data independently.
  • Sense of urgency in performance of duties.
  • Interpersonal skills that promote a collaborative and productive lab environment.
  • Effective and efficient written and oral communication skills.

Without exception, applicants must submit both a cover letter and resume to be considered for these positions and must have experience in one of the fields listed above.

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