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Research Associate/Sr Research Associate, Immunology

Radar Therapeutics

Radar Therapeutics

Berkeley, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
Research Associate/Sr Research Associate, Immunology at Radar Therapeutics
In Office (Berkeley, CA)

Company Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced candidate to join our VC-backed startup working on the development of next generation, precision mRNA-based therapeutics. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the foundational science and company culture of an exciting new company in the nucleic acid therapy space.

Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated Research Associate/Sr Research Associate to join our Immunology team. The successful candidate will be instrumental in advancing our research projects and contributing to our understanding of immune mechanisms. This role involves conducting experiments, analyzing data, and collaborating with a dynamic team of scientists.


  • Isolate, culture, and analyze various primary human immune cells (e.g., Treg cells, B cells, T cells, Monocytes)

  • Execute and analyze in vitro and ex vivo experiments

  • Optimize and execute in vitro functional assays for the characterization of RNA based cell therapy candidates (e.g., cytotoxicity assays, cytokine release, co-culture assays, immunophenotyping)

  • Viral or non-viral techniques to genetically modify primary human cells (electroporation, lentivirus, LNP) using DNA and RNA

  • Perform multi-parameter flow cytometry including intracellular staining

  • Organized and meticulous record keeping in ELN (electronic laboratory notebook)

  • Present data and results at team and company-wide meetings


  • M.S. or B.S with a focus on cell therapy, immunology, or related field. Level based on experience

  • 3+ years of experience in discovery research

  • Must have hands-on experience working with mammalian cell culture, ideally primary human immune cells. RNA experience or T/Treg experience a plus

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a positive and collaborative attitude

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, small-scale company setting and adaptable to shifting priorities

How to Apply

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and an opportunity to work with a dynamic and motivated team. We are located at Bakar Labs, right off the UC Berkeley campus. This is a full-time, in person position. We invite you to apply here by filling out the form. Thank you!