Find your perfect fit.

Great companies are being built by amazing teams. Come be a part of it.
At Menlo Ventures, we invest in companies that will change how we live and work. To do that, they need creative thinkers, problem solvers, builders, and business leaders. They look to Menlo for help building their teams.
Tell us more about your professional DNA to get discovered by the companies we back.

Scientist, Discovery Biology

Xaira Therapeutics

Xaira Therapeutics

Brisbane, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024

As a Scientist, Discovery Biology in the field of Discovery Biology in the Proteomics/Bioinfo team you will have prior experience establishing and executing cellular immunogenicity assays, and extensive experience isolating, purifying, and executing experiments with primary immune cells.

About You

You are an enthusiastic cell biologist with extensive experience isolating, purifying, and differentiating primary immune cells and executing downstream immunological experiments. You have demonstrated your ability to establish and execute reproducible screening assays and mechanistic studies. You are conscientious, detail-oriented, organized, and dedicated to reproducible science that drives projects forward.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiarity with common cell and molecular biology techniques (e.g. cell culture, ELISAs, reporter assays, proliferation/cytotoxicity assays, Western blots, RT-PCR)
  • Experience establishing and executing cellular immunogenicity assays
  • Extensive experience isolating, purifying, and executing experiments with primary immune cells (including dendritic cells and/or T cells)
  • Experience evaluating immune cell responses including via flow cytometry and ELISA or MSD
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Commitment to scientific rigor
  • PhD in Immunology or a related field, industry experience preferred OR a Bachelors degree in Biological Science plus a minimum of 10 years of industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise with co-culture immune assays
  • Proficiency with ex vivo immune cell isolation
  • Experience with gene knockdown or over-expression in primary immune cells
  • Cell engineering experience
  • Familiarity with automated cell and/or liquid handling systems
  • Familiarity with BD Symphony A3


The specific compensation package for each role depends on factors including experience, qualifications and level. We anticipate the range for this role to be $94,000 to $142,000 per year.

Xaira Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We thrive on diversity and collaboration, and we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.