Research Associate II

CAR-T · San Diego, California
Department CAR-T
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation DOE+Benefits+Options



Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. is a fast growing, clinical stage, antibody-centric, biopharmaceutical company developing new therapies to turn malignant cancers into manageable and possibly curable diseases. Sorrento's multimodal multipronged approach to fighting cancer is made possible by its' extensive immuno-oncology platforms, including key assets such as fully human antibodies ("G-MAB™ library"), clinical stage immuno-cellular therapies ("CAR-T"), intracellular targeting antibodies ("iTAbs"), antibody-drug conjugates ("ADC"), and clinical stage oncolytic virus ("Sephrevir®").


We attract smart people who play well with others. We're small enough for your ideas to make a big impact, and large enough to offer you opportunities to grow professionally at any stage of your career.


If you’re a quick learner, enjoy working in the biotech industry, and share our mission of providing ground-breaking impact to medicine, each other, and our patients, Sorrento Therapeutics is the place for you!




Sorrento Therapeutics’ is seeking an experienced Research Associate who will be responsible for the development and implementation of in vitro functional T cell assays to support pre-clinical validation of CAR-T cellular therapies against cancer. The individual must have knowledge and hands on experience in CAR-T, cell culture, Flow cytometry and T cell biology. 



  • Design and execute experiments for development of preclinical CAR-T therapies
  • Isolate, expand, and manipulate T cells
  • Perform in vitro functional assays measing cellular activation, cytokine release, proliferation and killing
  • Characterize T cells by flow cytometry (FACS)
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data and present findings to colleagues on a weekly basis
  • Coordinate with multiple scientists for scheduling and execution of experiments



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology or related disciplines with 1-2 years relevant experience or Master’s Degree with 0-2 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of cellular and/or tumor immunology principles, technologies, and experimental techniques (cell culture, in vitro cellular assays, flow cytometry)
  • Expertise in the characterization, culture, expansion, and manipulation of T cells
  • Strong problem-solving, troubleshooting, and organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with groups



  • Support scientists who are on the leading edge of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer
  • Earn a competitive salary that allows you to focus your attention on your passion
  • A comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, matching 401(K), 10 paid holidays, and three-weeks PTO, plus stock options


If this sounds like the right career to fit your personality and interests, please apply, we’re looking forward to meeting you! 




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Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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