Research & Development

Research Associate II / Senior Research Associate

About the Company:

Dren Bio (the "Company") is a privately held, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and other serious diseases. The Company's management team and scientific advisors have profound expertise covering the discovery and development of engineered antibodies designed to selectively target and deplete pathological cells. Dren Bio's pipeline is currently comprised of two distinct drug discovery programs. The Company's first program surrounds DR-01, its lead product candidate, which induces antibody-mediated killing of a cell type that is responsible for a multitude of hematologic malignancies and plays a key role in various autoimmune diseases. The Company's second program surrounds its Targeted Myeloid Engager and Phagocytosis Platform, a proprietary bispecific antibody-based technology that provides a novel mechanism of action to selectively engage myeloid cells for (1) targeted depletion of pathologic cells and other disease-inducing agents and (2) inducing localized immunostimulation. The engagement of antigen presenting cells has the potential to elicit a sustained, durable response.


Bioanalytical Sciences


Research Associate II / Senior Research Associate


Foster City, CA

Reporting Manager:

Director, Bioanalytical Sciences

About the Opportunity:

Dren Bio is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Research Associate II / Senior Research Associate in Bioanalytical Sciences. The successful candidate will work on Sample Management, Lab Support and some PK, immunogenicity and biomarker assay development, qualification, sample analysis. This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment and plays an integral role in the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for cancer and other indications. The position offers exceptional opportunities for scientific and professional growth in a fast-paced, rapidly growing company.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Works with central lab and Dren clinical team to coordinate sample manifest generation and arrange for shipment of clinical samples to testing laboratories; participates in the review of central lab documentation.

  • Supports the in-house testing of clinical and non-clinical samples by

  • Receiving/accessioning incoming samples and completing chain of custody documentation

  • Maintaining in-house sample and reagent inventories

  • Overseeing routine lab instrument maintenance, calibration, and PM

  • Keeping good documentation records, including equipment records

  • Participates in the generation and characterization of customized reagents.

  • Supports outsourced bioanalytical activities by providing assay reagents, Certificates of Analysis, and other study related documents.

  • Serves as a backup analyst for PK/ADA/Biomarker assay development, qualification, and sample testing.

  • Assists with archiving of specimens and records from clinical and non-clinical studies

Education, Experience and Qualification Requirements:
  • BS or MS degree in biology, immunology or related field, and 2+ years of experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry

Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, and ability to work efficiently in a fast paced, collaborative team environment.

  • Research and/or assay development experience. Biosample management experience is preferred.

  • Detail oriented with good organizational, documentation, and technical writing skills Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and other computer programs

  • Able to multi-task and trouble shoot in a mostly independent fashion.

  • Willing to work flexible hours or weekend occasionally for sample receiving and instrument maintenance.

  • Knowledge of current GLP regulations, bioanalytical regulatory guidance and industry standard practice is a plus.

Salaries, Benefits and Other Employee Perks:

Dren Bio strongly believes in investing in, and rewarding, its employees. This philosophy is embodied in the Company’s total rewards program, which includes competitive cash compensation, equity incentive awards, and employer sponsored benefit offerings. The base pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $75,000 and $100,000 per year. At Dren Bio, pay ranges are determined by role, level(s), and location. The range displayed in this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum new hire pay for candidates located across all United States job markets. Within the range, individual pay will be determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. During the hiring process, Dren Bio’s Human Resources department can share more about the specific pay range based on the market location of the candidate.

Employment Practices:

Dren Bio is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. Dren Bio will not discriminate against any job applicant because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Interested Applicants:

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