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Position: Immune Cell Therapy_ Scientist/Senior Scientist

Location: On-site in the South San Francisco, CA

Department: Cell Therapy Platform Research

Report to: Director, Immune Cell Therapy

Overland Pharmaceuticals is seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist to join its Immune Cell Therapy research team. The successful candidate will play an important role in shaping enjoyable company culture and in developing cutting-edge life-saving cell therapies. Overland Pharmaceuticals will offer boundless opportunities, supportive environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serve as internal immunology expert to develop allogeneic immune cell therapies.
  2. Develop flow assays for phenotypic analysis of iPSC-derived NK and T cells.
  3. Develop target cell killing assays for functional analysis of iPSC-derived NK and T cells.
  4. Develop benchmark assays using primary NK and T cells.
  5. Develop reagents and assays to support CAR binder generation and characterization.
  6. Maintain organized, detailed records to support internal documentation and regulatory requirements.
  7. Manage lab operations, such as equipment maintenance and ordering of consumables.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Must have hands-on experience with human immune cell isolation, phenotypic and functional analysis.
  2. Experience with immune cells ex vivo activation, viral transduction and expansion is required.
  3. Ex vivo T or NK cell activity analysis is required. Experience with Incucyte is preferred.
  4. Experience in ELISA or similar assays to measure cytokines is required.
  5. Experience with CAR-NK or CAR-T In vivo efficacy models using NSG mice is preferred.
  6. Knowledge and experience with allogeneic CAR-NK or CAR-T is preferred.
  7. Knowledge and experience with gamma-delta T cells is desirable.
  8. Proficiency in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting multi-color flow experiments is required.
  9. Able to work independently as well as in a team with diverse background is required.
  10. Able to collect, analyze and present data to the research and management teams.
  11. Strong written and verbal communication skills. CAR-NK or CAR-T related publication is preferred.
  12. A can-do attitude and an ability to adapt to evolving priorities. Able to travel when needed.

Educational Requirement

  1. PhD in Immunology, Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related fields. Title and compensation commensurate with skills, achievements, experience and education.

About Overland Pharmaceuticals
Founded in 2020, Overland Pharmaceuticals is establishing a leading cross-border platform company focused on advanced modalities through strategic partnering and in-house R&D. Seeded by Hillhouse Capital with access to the global innovation and biopharma ecosystem, Overland is building an initial oncology portfolio of first-in-class allogeneic cell therapies and ADC programs through strategic partnerships with Allogene and ADC Therapeutics. In particular, Overland is establishing GMP manufacturing facilities and expanding our cell therapy platform to focus on next-generation iPSC-based cell therapies to serve global patients.


Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.

Position: Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate

Location: On-site in the San Francisco Bay area

Department: Cell Therapy Platform Research

Report to: Director, Immune Cell Therapy

Overland Pharmaceuticals is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to join its Immune Cell Therapy research team. The successful candidate will play an important role in shaping enjoyable company culture and in developing cutting-edge and life-saving cell therapies. Overland Pharmaceuticals will offer boundless opportunities, supportive environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop allogeneic iPSC-derived NK and T cells cell therapies.
  2. Develop flow cytometry assays for phenotypic analysis of iPSC-derived NK and T cells.
  3. Develop assays for functional analysis of iPSC-derived NK and T cells.
  4. Develop benchmark assays using primary NK and T cells.
  5. Develop reagents and assays to support CAR binder generation and characterization.
  6. Maintain organized, detailed records to support internal documentation and regulatory requirements.
  7. Manage lab operations, such as equipment maintenance and ordering of consumables.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Must have hands-on experience with human immune cell isolation, phenotypic and functional analysis.
  2. Experience with immune cells ex vivo activation, viral transduction and expansion is required.
  3. Ex vivo T or NK cell activity analysis is required. Experience with Incucyte or similar instrument is preferred.
  4. Knowledge and experience with allogeneic CAR-NK or CAR-T is preferred.
  5. Proficiency in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting multi-color flow experiments is preferred.
  6. Ability to work independently as well as in a team with diverse background.
  7. Ability to collect, analyze and present data during group meetings.
  8. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  9. A can-do attitude and an ability to adapt to evolving priorities.

Educational Requirement

  1. MS or BS in Immunology, Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, or related fields with over 4 years of immune cell therapy related academic or industry experience.

Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.

Position:  Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate_iPSC platform

Location: On-site in the San Francisco Bay area

Department: Cell Therapy Platform Research

Report to: Director IPSC Platform

Our Company
Founded in 2020, Overland Pharmaceuticals is a cross-border platform company focusing on advanced modalities through strategic partnering and in-house R&D. Seeded by Hillhouse Capital with access to the global innovation and biopharma ecosystem, Overland is building an initial oncology portfolio of first-in-class allogeneic cell therapies and ADC programs through strategic partnerships with Allogene and ADC Therapeutics. In particular, Overland is establishing GMP manufacturing facilities and expanding our cell therapy platform to focus on next-generation iPSC-based cell therapies to serve global patients.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to join our research team. The successful candidate will play a key role in building an industry-leading iPSC platform to develop life-saving cell therapies. Overland Pharmaceuticals offers boundless opportunities, supportive environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Feeder-free iPSC maintenance, expansion and banking.
  2. iPSC characterization using flow cytometry, fluoresce microscopy, genotyping and qPCR assays.
  3. iPSC genetic engineering, single cell sorting and clonal expansion.
  4. Maintain organized, detailed records to support internal documentation and regulatory requirements.
  5. Assist in general lab operations, such as equipment maintenance and ordering of consumables.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Must have hands-on experience with undifferentiated iPSC or ESC culture, including iPSC/ESC maintenance, expansion, characterization, banking, and lineage differentiation.
  2. Practical experience in iPSC genetic engineering using CRISPR and Lentivirus is preferred.
  3. iPSC-derived immune cell differentiation is preferred, and familiarity with immunology is a plus.
  4. Proficiency in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting flow cytometric experiments is desired.
  5. Ability to work independently as well as in a team with diverse background.
  6. Ability to collect, analyze and present data to the research and management teams.
  7. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific literature.
  8. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  9. A can-do attitude and an ability to adapt to evolving priorities.
  10. Ability to travel occasionally when needed.

Educational Requirement

  1. MS or BS in Stem Cell Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Bioengineering, or Immunology with over 3 years of iPSC-related academic or industry experience.

Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.

Position: Antibody & CAR Binder Discovery _ Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist/Associate Director

Location: Boston or San Francisco Bay area

Department: Translational Medicine and Preclinical Research

Our Company
Founded in 2020, Overland Pharmaceuticals is establishing a leading cross-border platform company focused on advanced modalities through strategic partnering and in-house R&D. Seeded by Hillhouse Capital with access to the global innovation and biopharma ecosystem, Overland is building an initial oncology portfolio of first-in-class allogeneic cell therapies and ADC programs through strategic partnerships with Allogene and ADC Therapeutics. In particular, Overland is establishing GMP manufacturing facilities and expanding our cell therapy platform to focus on next-generation iPSC-based cell therapies to serve global patients.

We are seeking a highly motivated senior scientist/ principal scientist/Associated Director to join our research team. The successful candidate will play a key role in building an industry-leading immuno-therapeutics platform to develop lifesaving off the shelf therapeutics. Overland Pharmaceuticals offers boundless opportunities, supportive environment, competitive compensation, and comprehensive benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Drive the generation of high-quality biologics to advance the cell therapeutics pipeline by leading as well as independently performing antibody discovery campaigns using in vitro antibody discovery and optimization techniques.
  2. Apply multiple cutting-edge selection techniques to synthetic and immune antibody libraries, like phage display, yeast display, FACS sorting, plate-based screening.
  3. Use automation to support antibody production, purification, and screening.
  4. Sub-clone hits into expression vectors and produces them at micro-scale in a high-throughput manner.
  5. Characterize binders’ properties in various affinity and activity assays.
  6. Engineer and improve binders by means of affinity maturation and/or humanization.
  7. Independently generate hypotheses, troubleshoot issues, design and execute experiments.
  8. Supervise CRO activities.
  9. Document the results in a detailed manner in Laboratory journal and in internal Databases.
  10. Present research updates and participate constructively in working project teams and at laboratory group meetings.
  11. Support business development scientific due diligence as subject matter expert.

Skills and Competencies

  1. At least 5+ years of experience in antibody discovery technologies, experience with binder discovery and CAR design for cell therapy is preferred.
  2. Knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, affinity, and activity assays.
  3. Experience in antibody discovery through naive or immune library panning as well as engineering.
  4. Experience in mammalian and bacterial protein production encompassing expression and purification.
  5. Experience in flow cytometry and lab automation.
  6. Experience in bispecific antibody or immune cell engager design and discovery is preferred.
  7. Knowledge in NGS methodologies.
  8. Familiarity with structural bioinformatics.
  9. Experience in working effectively in matrix environment and collaboration with different functional areas.
  10. Familiarity with structure/function relationship and structural interpretation.
  11. Experience in project management/leadership.

Educational Requirement

  1. PhD/MS/MEng in Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Immunology or related field. Title and compensation commensurate with skills, achievements, experience and education.

Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.

Position:  Research Assistant/Lab Manager

Location: On-site in South San Francisco

Department: Cell Therapy Platform Research

Our Company
Overland Pharmaceuticals is seeking a Research Assistant/Lab Manager to join its research team. The successful candidate will play an important role in cultivating an enjoyable working environment and in developing cutting-edge, life-saving allogeneic cell therapies. Overland Pharmaceuticals will offer boundless opportunities, supportive environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Support day-to-day lab operations to ensure that all aspects of the R&D lab work efficiently.
  2. Order and maintain proper stocking of common lab supplies.
  3. Work collaboratively with scientists and support the R&D team with hands on experimental help.
  4. Oversee lab organization, lab storage, space allocation and waste management.
  5. Ensure lab safety, EH&S and any other required Federal and local regulatory compliance.
  6. Demo/onboard new instrument, track and ensure proper preventative service and troubleshooting.
  7. Operate and maintain key lab equipment such as flow cytometry and cell sorter.
  8. Coordinate lab staff onboarding and offboarding.
  9. Write SOP, maintain accurate, organized, detailed lab and operation records.
  10. Organize group activities to build a supporting and caring company culture.

Qualifications

  1. B.S. / M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Immunology or related field.
  2. 0-5 years of relevant R&D experience. Title commensurate with skills and experience.
  3. A strong background in cell biology techniques including BSL2 aseptic cell culture is preferred.
  4. Knowledge and direct experience with human immune cells culture and flow cytometry is desirable.
  5. Able to work independently as well as in a team with diverse background.
  6. Ability to multitask and adapt to evolving priorities.
  7. Demonstrated drive, curiosity, scientific rigor, and excellent problem-solving skills.
  8. Passionate about your work, self-motivated with the ability to take ownership and deliver results.
  9. Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  10. Proficient in writing and communicating in English. Able to present data effectively.

About Overland Pharmaceuticals
Founded in 2020, Overland Pharmaceuticals is establishing a leading cross-border platform company focused on advanced modalities through strategic partnering and in-house R&D. Seeded by Hillhouse Capital with access to the global innovation and biopharma ecosystem, Overland is building an initial oncology portfolio of first-in-class allogeneic cell therapies and ADC programs through strategic partnerships with Allogene and ADC Therapeutics. In particular, Overland is establishing GMP manufacturing facilities and expanding our cell therapy platform to focus on next-generation iPSC-based cell therapies to serve global patients.


Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.

Position: Scientist/Senior Scientist_iPSC Engineering

Location: On-site in the San Francisco Bay area

Department: Cell Therapy Platform Research

Report to: Head of Cell Therapy Platform Research

Our Company
Founded in 2020, Overland Pharmaceuticals is a cross-border platform company focusing on advanced modalities through strategic partnering and in-house R&D. Seeded by Hillhouse Capital with access to the global innovation and biopharma ecosystem, Overland is building an initial oncology portfolio of first-in-class allogeneic cell therapies and ADC programs through strategic partnerships with Allogene and ADC Therapeutics. In particular, Overland is establishing GMP manufacturing facilities and expanding our cell therapy platform to focus on next-generation iPSC-based cell therapies to serve global patients.

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist/Senior Scientist to join our research team. The successful candidate will play a key role in building an industry-leading iPSC platform to develop life-saving allogeneic cell therapies. Overland Pharmaceuticals offers boundless opportunities, supportive environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Feeder-free iPSC culture and iPSC genetic engineering.
  2. iPSC single cell sorting, clonal expansion and characterization.
  3. Gene editing On/Off-target analysis and viral vector integration analysis.
  4. iPSC differentiation into hematological lineages, such as macrophages, T, and NK cells.
  5. Maintain organized, detailed records to support internal documentation and regulatory requirements.
  6. Manage lab operations, such as equipment maintenance and ordering of consumables.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Must have extensive hands-on experience with iPSC genetic engineering; GMP experience is preferred.
  2. Practical experience in iPSC single cell sorting, clonal expansion and characterization is required.
  3. Experience in CRISPR On/Off-target analysis using PCR, qPCR, ddPCR and NGS is required.
  4. iPSC lentivirus transduction and integrations site analysis using LM-PCR and NGS is required.
  5. Proficiency in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting flow cytometric experiments is required.
  6. iPSC-derived immune cell differentiation is preferred, and GMP experience is a plus.
  7. Practical experience in iPSC reprogramming is desirable, and GMP experience is a plus.
  8. Able to work independently as well as in a team with diverse background.
  9. Able to collect, analyze and present data to the research and management teams.
  10. Strong written and verbal communication skills. iPSC related publication/patent is desirable.
  11. A can-do attitude and an ability to adapt to evolving priorities. Able to travel when needed.

Educational Requirement

  1. PhD or MS in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioengineering, or Immunology with over 5 years of iPSC-related academic or industry experience.

Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.

Position: iPSC Differentiation Scientist, Senior Scientist, Principle Scientist

Location: On-site in South San Francisco

Department: Cell Therapy Platform Research

Report to: Head of Cell Therapy Platform Research

Our Company
Founded in 2020, Overland Pharmaceuticals is establishing a leading cross-border platform company focused on advanced modalities through strategic partnering and in-house R&D. Seeded by Hillhouse Capital with access to the global innovation and biopharma ecosystem, Overland is building an initial oncology portfolio of first-in-class allogeneic cell therapies and ADC programs through strategic partnerships with Allogene and ADC Therapeutics. In particular, Overland is establishing GMP manufacturing facilities and expanding our cell therapy platform to focus on next-generation iPSC-based cell therapies to serve global patients.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our research team. The successful candidate will play a key role in building an industry-leading iPSC platform to develop life-saving allogeneic cell therapies. Overland Pharmaceuticals offers boundless opportunities, supportive environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Feeder-free human iPSC culture maintenance, characterization, and genetic engineering.
  2. iPSC differentiation into hematological lineages.
  3. Ex vivo and In vivo Characterization of iPSC derived immune cells.
  4. Design and perform experiments; collect, analyze and present data to stake holders.
  5. Maintain organized, detailed records to support internal documentation and regulatory filing.
  6. Manage research lab operations, hire and mentor junior scientists.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Feeder-free human iPSC culture, expansion, banking, characterization, and genetic engineering.
  2. iPSC differentiation into immune cells, particularly NK cells, aβ T cells, γδ T cells, or related cell types.
  3. Ex vivo and In vivo characterization iPSC-derived immune cells.
  4. High through-put screening for iPSC differentiation conditions.
  5. Cell linage tracing during differentiation using Single Cell RNA seq.
  6. Expertise in HSC differentiation, T/NK cell development and fate determination.
  7. Design, implement, and troubleshoot multi-color flow cytometric experiments.
  8. Understanding of allogeneic CAR-T and CAR-NK cell therapies.
  9. Experience in iPSC differentiation and immune cell therapy under cGMP condition is preferred.
  10. Able to work independently as well as in a team with diverse background.
  11. Collect, analyze and present data to internal teams and external audiences.
  12. Analyze, interpret and present scientific literature. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  13. A can-do attitude and an ability to adapt to evolving priorities. Able to travel when needed.

Educational Requirement

  1. PhD/MS/MEng in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering related field. Title and compensation commensurate with skills, achievements, experience and education.

Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.

Please send your resume to hr@overlandpharma.com.