CON-Research Associate

Cell Biology · Monrovia, California
Department Cell Biology
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Xencor is an innovative, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company located in the Los Angeles area (near Pasadena) and in San Diego. We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to discover and develop better biotherapeutics – antibodies and other proteins with improved function – with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life, and we have an excellent opportunity for a CON- Research Associate to join our team.

 

Our capabilities and the modular nature of XmAb technology allows us to quickly identify and create new platforms and drug candidates for potential development. We are developing a deep pipeline of novel drug candidates enabled by the rapid expansion of our bispecific antibody and cytokine technologies. Nine XmAb bispecific antibody programs are in clinical testing, and more are expected to start clinical testing in 2021. We also leverage our many XmAb technologies by engaging in multiple collaborations with leading global biopharmaceutical companies, including Novartis, Amgen and Genentech, among others. We and our partners are advancing 18 XmAb drug candidates through clinical development, and two medicines that incorporate XmAb technology are approved for commercial marketing.


We seek a motivated Research Associate to join our Cell Biology group. Title will be commensurate with experience, and qualifications. The successful candidate will be part of a cross-functional group and will be expected to participate in conducting experiments, maintaining detailed records, and communicating results.


The ideal candidate is self-driven, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and passionate about learning and implementing new technologies that enhance the discovery process. Prior industry experience is a plus.

  

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, or other related life science discipline
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture techniques and transient or stable cell line generation
  • Previous experience with primary immune cell assays, assay set-up, data acquisition and analysis
  • Experience with flow cytometry is a plus
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this position.


The physical demands of the office are normally association with extended amounts of time sitting and using office equipment, including a computer, keyboard and mouse, which can cause muscle strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. Periodic light lifting of supplies and materials may apply. Work is performed in an office environment.


We strive to create an environment that will challenge, motivate, and reward our employees for meeting the changing demands of creating breakthrough therapeutics. Xencor has a highly collaborative structure that integrates co-workers with different skill sets into teams for product and technology development.  With an emphasis on attaining the best and most highly qualified candidates in their respective fields, we offer a competitive salary & benefits package. 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

The Company will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact HR@xencor.com.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

 

Xencor does not accept profiles or resumes from recruiting vendors without a binding written agreement. Any unsolicited submission of services and or resumes in no way creates an obligation or duty by Xencor, implied or otherwise.


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  • Location
    Monrovia, California
  • Department
    Cell Biology
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level