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Internal Application: Senior Scientist, Solid Tumor CAR T Research

Research | South San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Allogene Therapeutics, Inc:

Allogene Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company with a single-minded focus on pioneering the development of investigational allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR Tâ„¢) products for cancer. Led by world-class management with significant experience in cell therapy, our fully integrated, in-house team of researchers is dedicated to discovery and translational research, development, and cell manufacturing.

At Allogene, we are developing a pipeline of off-the-shelf CAR T cell candidates, with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy faster, more reliably, and at greater scale to more patients. For more information, please visit, and follow @AllogeneTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Job Description:

Allogene Therapeutics is seeking an independent and highly motivated individual to support the development of CAR T cells for solid tumors. Reporting to a Senior Principal Scientist, the successful applicant will provide scientific and technical expertise to develop complex preclinical solid tumor models, characterize the solid tumor microenvironment, and discover and evaluate genetic modifications to enhance the efficacy of CAR T cells. The ideal candidate is an individual who is excited to take on new challenges in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and execute in vivo studies to develop preclinical solid tumor models and characterize the solid tumor microenvironment
  • Design and execute in vivo studies to identify genetic modifications that increase CAR T cell activity, and evaluate their preclinical efficacy and safety
  • Design and execute in vitro assays to elucidate mechanisms behind genetic modifications increase CAR T cell activity
  • Contribute to a collaborative group effort to advance next-generation AlloCAR T cell therapies into the clinic
  • Stay abreast of latest scientific and technology advancements in the field
  • Train and mentor junior scientists
  • Present at group meetings and project team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements & Experience:

  • PhD degree candidate in immunology or related discipline with 0-3 years of post-doctoral research experience
  • Experience and strong interest in cell therapy and/or immuno-oncology research
  • Hands-on experience with mouse tumor models (e.g. animal dosing, blood and tissue collection, caliper measurement and IVIS imaging) is preferred
  • Hands-on experience in mouse and human T cell isolation and culture is preferred
  • Hands-on experience in retroviral/lentiviral transduction of mouse and human T cells is preferred
  • Ability to design and execute in vitro and in vivo studies to evaluate mouse and human CAR T cell activity and safety
  • Proficiency in flow cytometry-based characterization of immune cells
  • Knowledge and experience in molecular biology and plasmid vector design is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in gene editing technologies, including CRISPR/Cas9, is preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 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 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. We also embrace differences in experience and background, and welcome diversity of opinions and thought with active recruitment and internships designed to create a stronger and better Allogene that is focused on developing life-changing products for patients.

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