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Manager, research partnerships & incubator program
San Francisco, CA, US
QB3 – Full-Time | Job date : 05-25-2017
The San Francisco Bay Area is a world leader in discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Top universities spin out startups, and Silicon Valley’s can-do attitude and appetite for new ventures provides funding power. A complete ecosystem has grown up that includes scientists, inventors, mentors, investors, and many other players necessary to commercialize research. As part of the ecosystem, QB3, the University of California’s hub for entrepreneurship in life science, has evolved programs and resources to meet the needs of innovators in academia and the wider community.
Incubator laboratory space is one vital component of QB3’s strategy. We make small increments of high-value space close to campus available to entrepreneurs who need to get proof-of-concept experiments going on a shoestring and value the energy and inspiration they get from fellow founders.
At the same time, large, established life-science companies are looking to connect to cutting-edge research at the incubator stage and even earlier. QB3 is exploring new ways of facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships that speed the development of new therapies and solutions to meet society’s needs.
We are seeking a motivated individual to manage our UCSF campus incubator and spearhead our new incubator initiatives and partnerships around the Bay Area. This person will also manage the nascent QB3 Breadboard program, which works with industry to create virtual institutes of university researchers. The researchers may work in different departments, and on different campuses but will be united in tackling a common research challenge to meet unmet needs in vital areas such as neurodegenerative disease.
* Manage QB3’s relationships with its incubators: QB3@953 and other affiliated sites in the Bay Area
* Operate and manage QB3 Garage@UCSF in Byers Hall
* Build the ecosystem for incubators in QB3 incubator network
* Build and grow programs to support the incubator network
* Manage QB3 incubator expansion program (on campus and off campus including the East Bay)
Under the QB3 Director, this position manages the QB3 Breadboard program.
Electrical engineers use breadboards to build prototype circuits by using wires to connect components. A breadboard is a useful metaphor for a research university, which can be seen as a large collection of individual programs (components) that can be connected in different ways to provide different outputs. Universities tend historically to cluster their resources around technologies such as biochemistry or radiology, diseases such as cancer, or organs such as the heart. A “breadboard” approach allows a university community to address important issues by creating virtual institutes or centers, clustered around emerging opportunities such as the microbiome or inflammation. Since existing resources are being utilized, but connected in novel ways, a breadboard approach can be very cost effective.
The applicant will manage QB3’s Breadboard projects. For each project, she or he will identify UC faculty and personnel best suited to the project focus, develop contracts and allocate funding, and coordinate efforts across the academic labs as they tackle each challenge and report results. The applicant will also be responsible for identifying potential industry partners, interacting with key leaders at the companies, and securing funding for Breadboard projects.
* Master’s degree and 5-7 relevant years experience or PhD and 1-3 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
* Background in business development within the Biotech sector with strong working knowledge of the biotech industry in California (existing industry relationships a plus)
* Relevant experience in coordinating business development and marketing efforts
* Willingness to work with people at all levels in the life science industry
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
San Francisco, CA, US
Notable Labs – Full-Time | Job date : 05-25-2017
Changing the way cancer is treated is our personal mission, which starts with putting patients first. We’ve developed an individualized laboratory testing service for cancer patients and their doctors. We screen thousands of FDA-approved drugs against the patients own cancer cells to identify drug combinations that can be immediately prescribed by their doctor without a clinical trial. By repositioning treatment as a patient-centered service we can unlock the power of modern data science and laboratory automation to achieve the promise of combination therapy and personalized medicine.
Our investors include Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Y Combinator, several prominent angels and seed-stage funds, and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a non-profit founded by Steve Case. We have offices and a laboratory in San Francisco’s SoMa district.
We’ve developed a high throughput robotic testing platform that uses a patient’s live tumor cells to predict the safest and most effective treatment combinations. We employ an ex vivo assay to survey thousands of drug combination options. To ensure our translational system is predictive we’ve created a proprietary method to mimic the microenvironment of the human body. Our drug panel includes all approved chemotherapies and targeted agents, as well as generic non-oncology drugs that have published anti-neoplastic evidence.
We prioritize the safest combinations from our viability assay by estimating a therapeutic index. Successful hits are counter-screened against normal human cells to determine a customized, relative drug scoring system for each patient. The end result of our process is a CLIA certified report which prioritizes therapeutic options that could be used by the physician and patient.
We’re looking for an experienced, licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist to join our CLIA laboratory team. This individual will report to the CLIA Laboratory Director, but would also interface with the Research and Development as well as Engineering teams.
Performing high complexity testing on clinical specimens, with a focus on determining tumor sensitivity and resistance to drug combinations
Develop, execute, and improve the laboratory’s standard operating procedures for specimen handling, reagent preparation, processing, test analyses, recording of test results, and environmental/health safety
Performing, reviewing, and documenting laboratory quality control procedures and training
Independently identifying and troubleshooting issues that could adversely affect test performance
Documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
Compassion for cancer patients and passion for reinventing cancer treatment
A current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license (generalist, clinical chemist, or clinical hematologist scientist)
Laboratory experience in clinical chemistry, hematology, cytology, cell-based assays, or other equivalent clinical laboratory testing areas
B.A, B.S., M.A. or M.S. in chemical, physical, biological science, or medical technology
Self-starting, flexible mindset
Ability to work independently with a multi-disciplinary engineering team in a resourceful startup
Experience with automation and high throughput screening assays
Mammalian cell culture experience
Novel assay design and development
San Francisco, CA, US
uBiome – Full-Time | Job date : 05-24-2017
uBiome is seeking an experienced medical liaison to apply their talents to our mission of revolutionizing human health through analysis of the microbiome. You will be the inaugural medical liaison for a rapidly growing company and play a key role in implementing and maintaining connections to doctors and scientists in relation to our clinical products.
What you’ll do
Act as clinical consultant for uBiome’s clinical laboratory tests
Consult with doctors and patients on uBiome test results and procedures
Work cross-functionally to give feedback to improve uBiome’s tests
Coordinate outreach efforts to doctors and Key Opinion Leaders
Develop, drive and manage clinical studies with doctors and patients
Write and design materials for education for doctors and patients about the microbiome and uBiome’s clinical tests
Present to the world a revolutionary new aspect of human health!
You are an MD or DO with a license to practice medicine in the state of California
You’re excited to join a small and fast-growing company and work closely with talented colleagues across multiple teams
You have experience in a medical liaison role in a genomics or other accredited laboratory company
Your attitude and performance shows off your impressive body of work and leaves us in awe!
Learn more about uBiome
uBiome offers competitive salaries combined with generous benefits that include:
Medical, dental, vision and FSA
Matching 401(k) contributions
Subsidized membership to a gym of your choice
Daily lunch service and plentiful snacks
Your choice of professional software and equipment
Research Associate, Protein Sciences
South San Francisco, CA, US
Surrozen – Full-Time | Job date : 05-24-2017
Surrozen is a newly launched biopharmaceutical company founded by world-leading scientists from Stanford University, Drs. Chris Garcia, Roel Nusse, Calvin Kuo and Claudia Janda. The company is focused on harnessing the Wnt pathway to identify novel therapeutics for regenerative medicine, leveraging breakthrough insights from its founders in protein engineering, stem cell dynamics, and fundamental Wnt biology.
Surrozen is seeking a creative, self-motivated individual with a passion for experimental science to join our founding team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on cutting edge science and take part in building an exciting, science driven company.
• Selection of antibodies and antibody fragments from phage and yeast display libraries against a range of targets.
• Expression and purification of lead biologics from mammalian, insect and bacterial expression systems.
• Characterization of lead-target interactions using a range of biophysical techniques (e.g. bio-layer interferometry, flow cytometry etc.)
• A Bachelors or Maters degree in Bioengineering, Protein Biochemistry or related disciplines with 1-4 years of hands-on research experience in either an academic or industry settings is the minimal requirement.
• Prior experience in protein expression and purification from bacterial, insect and mammalian cells, and expertise with biophysical characterization of proteins and protein complexes using HPLC/FPLC, and Octet/Biacore is required. Experience with molecular evolution technologies, in particular phage and yeast cell surface display, is a plus.
• Attention to detail, self-motivation, and creative thinking are essential. The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, to communicate clearly and effectively, as well as to build open and collaborative relationships are critical.
For immediate consideration, please email your CV to: email@example.com.
Surrozen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.
Director, Translational Research
Redwood City, CA, US
Atreca – Full-Time | Job date : 05-24-2017
Reporting to Atreca’s Chief Scientific Officer, the Director, Translational Research will be responsible for our biomarker program and tasked with development of appropriate assets and assays to facilitate translation of preclinical projects into focused clinical trials. Specifically, the successful candidate will develop, refine, and validate relevant biomarker assays to identify and stratify patient populations most likely to benefit from our novel therapeutic approaches.
o Design and execute translational research plans supporting clinical development of Atreca’s immuno-oncology programs
o Work closely with the research team and other internal stakeholders to plan, develop, and validate biomarker assets and assays to support clinical trials
o Work closely with external collaborators and contractors that support preclinical and clinical efforts
o Represent translational research at management meetings and to external stakeholders
o Travel to scientific meetings, advisory boards, CRO’s, and other sites as required
o Work closely with project management to develop, manage, and deliver research timelines, budgets, metrics, and milestones
o Contribute to the preparation of documentation required for regulatory submissions including INDs and BLAs
o Manage any transfer, validation, sample analysis monitoring, and report generation as necessary
o PhD in the Biological / Life Sciences or MD with extensive experience in oncology and immunology (i.e., 15+ years of relevant, direct experience in preclinical/clinical development up to Phase 2 clinical studies)
o Proven track record in translational research bringing drug candidates to the clinic
o Strong management skills with 5+ years managing a team or group of scientists, and experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
o Proven ability to deliver results on schedule in a fast-paced, matrixed entrepreneurial environment
o Strong publication record
Emeryville, CA, US
Bolt Threads – Full-Time | Job date : 05-18-2017
At Bolt Threads, we believe that answers to our most vexing problems can be found in nature. Every day we’re inspired by the amazing materials we work with and driven by the desire to turn these materials into incredible products. We are a venture-backed, idea-driven company, led by world-class scientific and engineering talent, as well as experienced executives from the technology and apparel industries.
Bolt Threads is looking for an experienced hands-on engineer to support the development, scale-up, and operation of our novel silk fermentation, purification, and fiber spinning equipment. Ideal candidates will have strong technical fundamentals and practical experience in the design and building of custom equipment. They will be able to integrate software and hardware for user control and automation. They will have the experience and skills to work safely in a laboratory, pilot-scale, or manufacturing setting. Candidates will have the flexibility required to work within a growing organization and fast-paced startup environment. They will hit the ground running creating engineering solutions for research and process development teams. This position will play a key role on a multidisciplinary team working to manufacture novel silk protein fibers for the textiles industry.
Design, build, and commission small-scale equipment and tools to support internal research and process development activities
Design, develop, and deploy automation, instrumentation, and control systems for custom equipment
Support the procurement and commissioning of equipment, including working with external vendors, to support laboratory through pilot-scale and manufacturing facilities
Collaborate with research, process development, manufacturing and facilities teams to identify needs and prioritize and manage projects
Support a variety of processes including fermentation, protein purification and fiber spinning
Develop and maintain engineering documentation such as PFDs, P&IDs, electrical diagrams, SOPs and other documents as required
Participate in safety, hazard and operability reviews and actively work to maintain a culture of safety in the workplace
B.S in engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
Candidates with additional education or experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply
Experience managing and executing design/build projects, with proven ability to translate engineering goals into solutions that meet scope, schedule, and cost objectives*
Experience developing control systems for custom equipment in LabView
Experience with CAD software (Solidworks preferred)
Proficiency in a variety of machining and fabrication methods and use of hand and power tools
**Note: Please provide a link to photos, diagrams, or descriptions of at least one completed design/build project or portfolio in question provided in the online application.
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