Associate Director, T Cell Biology
Company: Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Here at Berkeley Lights, we think cells are awesome! Cells are
capable of manufacturing cures for diseases, fibers for clothing,
energy in the form of biofuels, and food proteins for nutrition. So
the question is, if nature is capable of manufacturing the products
we need in a scalable way, why aren't we doing more of this? Well,
the answer is that with the solutions available today, it is hard.
It takes a long time to find the right cell for a specific job,
costs lots of money, and if you have picked a suboptimal cell line,
has a very low process yield. Berkeley Lights has the complete
solution to find the best cells by functionally screening and
recovering individual cells for antibody discovery, cell line
development, T cell analysis, and synthetic biology. Our
proprietary technology and Beacon-- and Lightning TM --systems
accelerate the rate researchers can discover and develop cell-based
products in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of
conventional, legacy research methods. Using our tools and
solutions, scientists can find the best cells, the first time they
look. Our goal is to continue to collaborate with customers to
drive the adoption of our technologies, making cell-based products
and therapeutics more easily accessible the world over! You will
play a major role here and our success depends on you! We have been
changing how the world develops cell-based products since 2011, and
now our family of around 200 employees welcomes you to consider
joining us on this incredible journey. We are currently hiring for
a talented Associate Director of T Cell Biology. In this role, you
will help design, evaluate, and execute T Cell functional workflows
that advance the single-T Cell analytic capability of Berkeley
Lights' Beacon and Lightning platforms. You will manage a team of
scientists adapting and developing novel T Cell functional assays
on Berkeley Lights' microfluidic platform. A collaborative and
supportive mindset is required to enable success of the team.--
- Leverage subject matter expertise to identify opportunities and
sources of growth in both the T cell research space, cell therapy
Qa/Qc and autologous cell therapy manufacturing. for the
- Contribute to shaping and guiding the design, development and
productization of T Cell functional assays that are uniquely
enabled by Berkeley Lights' platforms.
- Interact with customers and both industry and academic
collaborators to understand future product needs and capabilities
and help sell customers on BLI's existing unique capabilities.
- Innovate and invent new approaches in single cell T cell
analytics, linkage of phenotype and gene expression, cell and gene
therapy Qa/Qc and cell and gene therapy manufacturing in close
collaboration with multidisciplinary core teams.
- Work with core teams to execute product development programs
and overcome obstacles with structured problem solving techniques.
Work with T cell team and core teams to design and analyze
experiments and protocols.
- Work with Commercial and Business Development teams to help
capabilities and assays on Berkeley Lights' platforms that will be
enthusiastically taken up by the market.
- As a group leader, inspire, mentor and direct a team of
talented scientists. Retain top talent and recruit additional
talent as needed to support BLI's expansion in this area.--
- As a functional manager in a matrix organization, participate
in regular resource planning meetings to support projects.
- PhD in Immunology or Cell Biology with extensive experience
with in vitro analysis of T Cells.
- At least 5 years of industry experience in a management role
and at least 10 combined years in academic or industry with a
proven track record of success delivering results and valuable
- Experience managing Ph.D. scientists in an
- Experience with experimental design, DoE, statistical methods
and analysis techniques.
- Experience with multi-parameter Flow Cytometric- and
Microscopic-based assays of T Cell function, as well as other
standard T Cell assays, e.g., ELISPOT, proliferation assays.
- Understanding of state-of-the-art tools for analyzing T Cells:
CyTOF, RNAseq, CITEseq, CHIPseq, Metabolic assays, e.g., Seahorse
- Communicate well with interdisciplinary teams consisting of
scientists, engineers, software developers and commercial team
- Capable of supporting and managing a team working on a variety
- Experience with the development or manufacturing of adoptive T
Cell therapies is desirable. The California Consumer Privacy Act
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