Research Associate

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

Job Description




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!




We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join our growing research and development team. The successful candidate will have a major support role for the vaccine development group.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for execution of cell-based assays to support characterization and development of lead candidates
  • Aid in mechanistic and target validation studies using ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, and flow cytometry
  • Responsible for maintaining various cell lines for cell-based assays
  • Assist in mAb/conjugate purification and buffer exchange
  • Partake in instruments’ maintenance and calibration, lab cleanliness and orderliness, as well as ordering and replenishing stocks
  • Analyze data and interpret results
  • Keep clear and accurate records for both laboratory notebook and reports
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned




  • BS or MS degree in biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, or related fields (seniors or recent graduates will be considered)
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in cell biology
  • Hands on experience with cell culture preferred
  • Strong problem-solving, troubleshooting, and organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with GraphPad Prism is a plus
  • Team player, organized, and able to work well in a fast-paced environment




  • 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 401k, 8 paid holidays, flexible PTO, plus stock options.


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


Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster. 

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation