Research Associate, Cell Biology

Molecular Templates Inc - Austin, TX

Full-timeEstimated: $44,000 - $62,000 a year
Company Description:
Molecular Templates (MTEM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of a next generation immunotoxin platform technology called Engineered Toxin Bodies (ETB) in oncology. MTEM's lead program, MT-3724, is in clinical development for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and additional pipeline drug candidates are being advanced toward clinical development for a variety of cancers. For more information, please visit MTEM's website at

Position Overview:
Molecular Templates is seeking a highly-motivated and skilled Research Associate to support research and development activities. This position will be primarily responsible for maintaining cell lines, conducting cellular cytotoxicity assays and performing flow cytometry in accordance to established protocols, and performing general laboratory duties, including washing glassware, ordering supplies, and maintaining inventory and basic laboratory equipment. This position requires excellent technical, analytical, time management and organizational skills, along with adherence to written and verbal instructions and accurate and timely completion of documentation.

Job Responsibilities will include:
Perform cell biology experiments, including, but not limited to: growing and maintaining established tumor cell lines, cell cytotoxicity and viability assays, flow cytometry, in accordance with established protocols and laboratory schedule for given work period
Analyze data in accordance to established methods
Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner, and adhere to written procedures
Conduct general laboratory duties, including washing glassware, ordering supplies, and maintaining inventory (e.g. media prep) and basic laboratory equipment
Assist with non-complex projects and laboratory sanitization and organization, as needed

Bachelor's degree in life sciences
Minimum of 1-year relevant experience in laboratory setting conducting cell biology techniques, preferably maintenance of cell lines, cellular assays involving multi-well plate formats, and flow cytometry
Must possess willingness to learn
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills applied to investigations
Excellent computer skills with knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and statistical software
Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written instruction and work under supervision
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
Ability to lift 30 lbs. and must be able to stand, crouch, sit, bend, or stretch for extended periods of time

Reporting Structure:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to the Sr. Director, Cell Biology.

Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.