Job Description

Requisition Number 06287
Department Name: Calibr
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Investigator (Calibr)
Position Summary:

Investigator Job ID: N170. This position is with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr). To learn more about this opportunity and/ or to apply for consideration, please go to
The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) is a not-for profit research institute located in La Jolla, California. Calibr is focused on innovative early stage translational research in the areas of regenerative medicine, cancer biology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, immunology and infectious disease.

Position Overview:
The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr), a close affiliate of Scripps Research, is seeking talented Investigator candidates in the area of Cell Biology with a specific focus in Cellular Therapies, to join our team.

This position will work with a small team of interdisciplinary scientists on innovative, high risk, high reward cellular programs which will ultimately be translated into human clinical trials. Specifically, this position will be integral in the translation of Calibr’s universal, switchable CAR-T cell platform into first in human clinical trials and in the discovery and development of next generation CAR-T cell platforms. The Investigator will be responsible for day-to-day research activities and have the opportunity to grow into a significant leadership position at Calibr. This position will work closely with the translational medicine group at Calibr and with major pharma as part of the scope of Calibr’s strategic research alliance with AbbVie.

Calibr’s exciting and dynamic research environment offers a unique perspective on bench to bedside translational research. Calibr’s open lab space design and collaborative research environment encourages the seamless flow of ideas within and between research groups. Further, Calibr is now part of Scripps Research which links world-class basic research innovation with patient-centric research initiatives at Calibr, to elevate the scientific discourse and accelerate the discovery and development of new medicines. This opportunity is ideal for scientists with a passion for science and a strong drive to make an impact.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Cell biology including working with primary human immune cells and culturing multiple cell lines including, but not limited to, common tumor cell lines used in immuno-oncology research.
* Design and execution of project plans involving immune cell profiling, cell processing from xenograft models, cytotoxicity, proliferation, activation, cell viability, and survival assays with a strong focus on flow cytometry.
* Authoring of research reports, generation of slide decks, and management of research timeline are all within the scope of this position.
* Molecular biology experiments including DNA and protein preparation from cells, immunoprecipitation, Western blots, etc will be within the scope of work.
* Specifically, preparation of and experiments with CAR-T cells from human and/or mouse cells are a fundamental part of this research.

Location: California
Additional Information:

Investigator Job ID: N170. This position is with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr). To learn more about this opportunity and/ or to apply for consideration, please go How to apply visit:

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Basic Qualifications:

* An outstanding background in cell culture is essential.
* Hands on experience in cellular immunotherapies is strongly preferred.
* Experience with and gene editing is advantagenous but not required.
* Experience with multi-color flow cytometry and flow data analysis is required.
* Experience and knowledge of the immune system is a required. Experience in T cell biology, tumor immunology, as well as other immune components is preferred.
* Hands-on experience with in vitro assays commonly used in immuno-oncology, and experience preparing reagents for in vivo assays.
* Experience with cell transfection and viral vector-based transduction systems is preferred.
* Experience with molecular biology techniques is preferred.
* Experience using Prism, FlowJo, and Office software is important.
* In vivo experience preferred but not required.

Preferred Qualifications:

* PhD in immunology (preferred), biology, chemical biology, biochemistry or related area with 2-4 year’s postdoctoral experience and/or 3-8 years’ experience in industry. Prior postdoc experience is preferred but not required.
* Highly motivated, creative, and devoted to project goals.
* Impeccable attention to detail, and excellent ability to perform hands on experiments, research, design, and organize project designs and maintain detailed documentation.
* Able to collaborate proficiently and communicate effectively with colleagues and management teams.
* Able to contribute in a meaningful way to scientific discourse.

Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and 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 legally protected characteristic or status.

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