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Research Associate / Sr Research Associate – Cell Therapy / Discovery Biology

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Company Description:

Ambys Medicines is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for people with advanced liver disease. Founded by world-renowned experts in liver disease and regenerative medicine, Ambys is pioneering the application of novel modalities including cell and gene therapy, and gain-of-function drug therapy, to meet the urgent need for treatments that have the potential to restore liver function and prevent the progression to liver failure across multiple liver diseases that are untreatable or poorly treated today. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals with $140M in starting capital and is headquartered in South San Francisco, Calif.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a talented and motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate with expertise in cell biology and cell therapy to join the cell therapy team at Ambys. The individual will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop novel therapies to treat liver diseases using cell therapy and gene therapy strategies. Strong candidates will be highly organized and have the self-confidence to work across boundaries to help answer challenging scientific questions. She or he should enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic team environment and be motivated to discover new breakthrough therapies for patients with severe liver disease.

Job Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in a biological science discipline with 2-5 years of relevant experience in liver biology, cell therapy, or human stem cells in industry or academia
  • Contemporary expertise and broad experience in cell culture, molecular biology and protein chemistry techniques including ELISA, immunoblot, immunocytochemistry
  • Expertise in cell-based assays and biochemical assays
  • Experience in human stem cell differentiation or gene editing technique is a plus
  • Experience in animal model handling or in vivo study is a plus
  • Experience in library-based (e.g. CRISPR; Lenti-ORF) human genome screens is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to follow protocols and document laboratory procedures/experiments with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment with supervision
  • Excellent data analysis skills and experience with a variety of scientific software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office; Prism or JMP; Adobe Photoshop)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret, summarize, and present scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences

If you would like to be considered for an opportunity at Ambys Medicines, please submit your CV with the title of the position in the subject line to

The well-being of our employees and their families is important to us. We offer comprehensive and competitive health, financial, paid time off and many other benefits designed to promote the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. Ambys Medicines is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

Ambys Medicines is an equal opportunity employer.