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Senior Research Associate II, Process Development (24114-R-680-PS)



Hayward, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
ArsenalBio, a privately held, clinical-stage programmable cell therapy company engineering advanced CAR T therapies for solid tumors, is seeking a talented Senior Research Associate II, Process Development to work onsite based in our Hayward office.
ArsenalBio’s mission and purpose is very clear: defeat cancer. With our programmable and computationally driven approach, our team is engineering medicines with the goal to attack cancer’s inherent multifaceted nature and overcome the challenges of addressing solid tumors with cell therapy.
Driven by a collective of diverse experts across multi-scientific disciplines as well as clinical and manufacturing expertise, we are united in our purpose to develop the optimal medicines for improving patients’ lives.
This means you’ll have the opportunity to work with the best talent in the field of cell therapy, and be part of ONE TEAM advancing therapies for patients who need it most.
We are seeking a talented and motivated Senior Research Associate to join the ArsenalBio Process Development team. The individual will work closely with team members to develop GMP-compatible processes and procedures that will lead to the effective manufacture of our cell therapy products. The individual will also interact cross-functionally across the organization to enable the success of ArsenalBio.


  • Assist with planning, execution, analysis, and reporting on experiments to support GMP processes to successfully manufacture T cell therapy products
  • Compile documentation (protocols, batch records, reports) to facilitate transfer of ArsenalBio’s process to manufacturing
  • Actively engage in cross-functional collaboration with peers to overcome challenges and enable effective and successful project execution
  • Organize, communicate, and present complex data sets to key stakeholders and senior management
  • Explore and evaluate emerging technologies to improve and optimize the cell therapy manufacturing process


  • Minimum of 4+ years of relevant research experience in T cell biology and/or immunotherapy required with Bachelors or Masters degree (preferred) in Biotechnology, Bioprocess engineering, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or relevant scientific discipline.
  • Experience in process development for cell therapy in an industry setting is required
  • Experience in bench/clinical-scale human immune cell isolation, T cell expansion, and mammalian cell culture techniques is required
  • Experience in multi-color flow cytometry analyses, including panel design and data analysis is preferred
  • Experience in particle analysis, including for bead quantitation, cellular aggregation, and particulates characterization is preferred
  • Understanding of closed-system cGMP, Design of Experiment (DOE), and Quality by Design (QBD) principles for process and assay development, qualification, and validation (a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a highly collaborative team environment and coordinate tasks across multiple projects to meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Creative approach to problem-solving and ability to think outside the box
  • Willingness to accept other responsibilities outside of initial job description and quickly adapt in response to changing research priorities
  • Authenticity, enthusiasm, and a team-minded attitude
ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge.
Our people-first culture fosters a deep appreciation for humanity, both in the people we endeavor to serve as well as each other. We are proud to work for a company that is driven by diversity in experiences, ideas and interests, and one that empowers us in an environment that embraces both unity and inclusivity.
We have robust tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as our people are our greatest asset. They bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.
We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
The estimated base salary offer for the preferred primary location of San Francisco Bay area ranges from $93,900.00 – $115,000.00. Salary ranges for other locations may vary from this range. Base pay offered may vary depending on job related knowledge, experience, education, and location. In addition to these factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current employees as part of any final offer.
To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.