PACT Pharma

Research Associate II

Upstream Operations

PACT Pharma is an exciting, well-funded clinical-stage company developing personalized adoptive T cell therapies for the eradication of solid tumors. Our private designer T cells are created by analyzing a patient’s individual tumor and engineering T cells to kill that specific tumor.

If you desire a stimulating fast-paced environment, working with intelligent people who are making an impact in cancer, you will want to join the PACT Pharma team.  We are a diverse work family with a dynamic and earnest culture. We are a rapidly expanding, innovative, and collaborative workforce working towards one main goal, eradicating cancer!

We are located in the San Francisco bay area. PACT Pharma offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including participation in the aggressive growth of the company in the form of stock option grants.

We are currently recruiting for a Research Associate II - Protein Sciences who will report to the head of Protein Science Laboratory Operations and continue advancing PACT’s cutting-edge engineered cell product. This will be a unique opportunity to see your ideas rapidly translate into the clinic and impact patient lives. 

What you will do:

  • Support the Protein Production pipeline with high-throughput DNA Prep, cloning, protein expression and purification.
  • Expression and purification of recombinant proteins in mammalian host system
  • Coordinate activities with functional groups and project teams
  • Update electronic lab notebook entries, inventory and documentation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Protein Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related discipline with 2 years of related or lab experience.
  • Prior experience with DNA Prep in e.coli, mammalian cell culture and/or recombinant protein expression.
  • Prior experience with high-throughput cloning and protein purification is plus
  • Acute attention to details, well-organized, diligent with documentation.
  • Experience with liquid handling platforms such as Hamilton, Tecan, etc. desired.
  • Highly goal-driven and displays the ability to handle delicate experiments in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated experience operating within a defined Quality Management System is a plus.
  • Able to operate in a collaborative environment and communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in the form of written reports.

PACT Pharma is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strives to build a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.