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Senior Associate Scientist / Scientist, Cell Engineering

Research | South San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Allogene Therapeutics, with headquarters in South San Francisco, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR T™) therapies for cancer. Led by a management team with significant experience in cell therapy, Allogene is developing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” CAR T cell therapy candidates with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy on-demand, more reliably, and at greater scale to more patients. For more information, please visit, and follow @AllogeneTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Cell Engineering Research team and contribute to the assessment of gene editing methodologies and the cell and molecular biology experiments within this project. 

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The candidate will perform experiments to develop, evaluate, and improve cell engineering technologies, using programmable nucleases and site-specific integration of transgenes using viral and non-viral delivery systems
  • Perform in vitro molecular and cell-based assays to evaluate cell engineering technologies required for the project and analyze the resulting data
  • Successfully execute and document laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail
  • The candidate must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in the form of written reports, aid in drafting protocols and experimental design, and produce data for regulatory documentation to support the clinical development of our therapies
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements & Experience:

  • BS or MS degree in the following fields in required: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Genetics, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or similar
  • A candidate holding a MS degree is required to have 1-5 years of experience (experience in industry highly preferred); a candidate holding a B.S. is required to have 5+ years of post-graduate work in academia or industry
  • The culture, maintenance, and genetic manipulation of primary cells such as HSCs, T cells, and/or iPSCs highly preferred
  • Experience with the use of TALEN, ZFN, CRISPR-Cas9, highly desired
  • The preparation and use of viral vectors such as lentiviral vectors and AAV highly preferred
  • Experience with molecular cloning, construct design, and the use of supporting software (e.g. SnapGene,
  • Vector NTI, Lasergene, etc.) highly preferred
  • Experience with primer/probe design and Taqman qPCR or ddPCR preferred
  • Experience with genomic sequence analysis and supporting software preferred
  • Prior experience in the field of cellular therapies preferred
  • Ability to perform multi-parameter flow cytometric analyses is preferred
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills required
  • The candidate must be self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job        description
  • Excellent critical thinking and organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines
  • Ability to work independently as well as demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and across functions/departments
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

As an equal opportunity employer, Allogene Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws.