Scientist Positions - Immunology


Job Description

Khloris Biosciences, Inc. is seeking innovative and highly motivated immunologist to join the cancer vaccine team. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for supporting cancer vaccine projects on a preclinical level by developing and executing in vitro and ex vivo assays to assess the mechanism of action of cancer immunotherapy agents.  Prior experience with in vitro and ex vivo immunotherapy assays is strongly preferred. The selected candidate will work closely with other scientists, participate in project teams, and work in a multidisciplinary environment in order to advance projects.

Essential Functions

The duties of this position will involve supporting a multidisciplinary team to develop the Khloris cancer vaccine platform for cancer therapy, and utilizing in vitro and ex vivo cell-based immunoassays to elucidate mechanism of action of these vaccines. The ideal candidate will have had hands-on expertise in identifying T and/or B cell target antigens. The candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively to execute experiments utilizing good scientific judgment and strong team skills. 

·       Expertise in current technology practices in immuno-oncology or vaccine research is preferred

·       Experience with T cell assays such as Elispot, multi-parameter flow cytometry (including tetramer staining) and cytotoxic killing assays is preferred

·       Ability to independently design experiments, make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results and deliver timely results is required.

·       Excellent presentation and oral and written communication skills is required.

·       Proven ability to prepare precise technical summaries and protocols and maintenance of appropriate documentation is required.

·       Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced and diverse environment is required.

·       Strong sense of urgency, initiative, ethics/integrity and innovation is required.

Competencies & Skills

·       Communication/Presentation Skills (spoken, written)

·       Integrity/Ethics

·       Initiative

·       Sense of Urgency

·       Teamwork

·       Collaboration Skills

·       Innovation

Physical Demands

·       Requires both office and laboratory work

·       Able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.

·       Exposure to chemicals used in a laboratory environment with proper Personal Protective Equipment

Work Environment

·       This position operates in a professional laboratory and office work environment

·       This role requires hands-on laboratory work employing aseptic technique, standard molecular and microbial process with limited exposure to inorganic and organic compounds

·       This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

·       This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Required Education and Experience

·       Ph.D. in appropriate discipline required (e.g., immunology, cell biology, molecular biology)

·       Minimum 4 years’ experience required

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Us

Khloris Biosciences is a private biotechnology company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are dedicated to revolutionizing medical treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases by harnessing the unlimited immunotherapeutic potential of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for drug discovery, vaccine and cell therapies.  See more at


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