Teiko.bio

Senior Research Associate – Cytometry

Job Summary

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision making.  By using cutting edge mass cytometry, Teiko’s leading assay, the TokuProfile, maps characteristics of response, accelerates clinical pipeline candidates, and supports identification of novel discoveries.

About you:

  • Familiar with single cell or genomics assays
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

The Senior Research Associate will be performing immunophenotyping with human specimens. Responsibilities include the operation, calibration and maintenance of cytometer and related equipment, data acquisition, and documentation of results. The Senior Research Associate will participate in the development and validation of new procedures and tests in the laboratory located in Salt Lake City, UT. This position will report to the Director of Laboratory Operations. 

Job Description

  • Preparation and immunophenotyping of human cellular products for use in research protocols according to lab procedures.
  • Data acquisition, analysis, documentation and maintenance of test results according to lab procedures.
  • Perform tests using SOP involving multiple methodologies. These may include automated, semi-automated or manual technologies.
  • Operation and maintenance of cytometer-related computer hardware and software.
  • Evaluates/troubleshoots problems related to sample analysis and preparation. 
  • Communicates outcomes to appropriate supervisors.
  • Ensures clear lines of communication and expectations throughout the organization.
  • Fosters a continuous improvement mindset within the organization, ensuring continued focus on capacity planning and optimized workflow.

Education and Experience

  • A formal degree isn’t required, but you do need to show mastery of biological concepts. That mastery is usually shown by
    • BS/BA in a Biological Science or related field plus three years laboratory experience, or a Masters in a Biological Science or related field plus 1 year laboratory experience.
  • Experience operating flow cytometers and/or Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorters (FACS) preferred.
  • Experience with data acquisition, data analysis, data presentation and documentation preferred.
  • Biological Research experience, Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 cell culture lab experience preferred.
  • Position requires an ongoing commitment to upgrading of job skills. Must be able to work closely with others & possess solid interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment; effective in a diverse work group; willing to work in a rapidly changing work unit.
  • Able to work independently on off-shifts, capable of handling stress of producing accurate results under time constraints; willing to accommodate schedule adjustments, as well as off-shift and weekend assignments as workload dictates.
  • The ability to be flexible & adaptable to changing technology.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • General lab skills and knowledge of lab safety.

Research Associate – Cytometry

Job Summary

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision making.  By using cutting edge mass cytometry, Teiko’s leading assay, the TokuProfile, maps characteristics of response, accelerates clinical pipeline candidates, and supports identification of novel discoveries.

About you:

  • Familiar with single cell or genomics assays
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

The Research Associate will be performing immunophenotyping with human and preclinical specimens. Responsibilities include the operation, calibration and maintenance of cytometer and related equipment, data acquisition, and documentation of results. The Research Associate will participate in the development and validation of new procedures and tests in the laboratory located in Salt Lake City, UT. This position will report to the Director of Laboratory Operations.

Job Description

  • Perform administrative tasks such as managing reagent inventory, test subject records, and scheduling equipment maintenance. 
  • Preparation and maintenance of cytometry-related reagents.
  • Perform tests using SOP involving multiple methodologies. These may include automated, semi-automated or manual technologies.
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instrumentation.
  • Operation and maintenance of cytometer-related computer hardware and software.
  • Communicates outcomes to appropriate supervisors.
  • Other general administrative duties as required.
  • Ensures clear lines of communication and expectations throughout the organization.
  • Fosters a continuous improvement mindset within the organization, ensuring continued focus on capacity planning and optimized workflow.

Education and Experience

  • A formal degree isn’t required, but you do need to show mastery of biological concepts. That mastery is usually shown by a BS/BA in a Biological Science or related field plus 1 year laboratory experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and basic statistical methods.
  • Experience with data acquisition, data analysis, data presentation and documentation preferred.
  • Position requires an ongoing commitment to upgrading of job skills. Must be able to work closely with others & possess solid interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment; effective in a diverse work group; willing to work in a rapidly changing work unit.
  • The ability to be flexible & adaptable to changing technology.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • General lab skills and knowledge of lab safety.

Scientist – Cytometry

Job Summary

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision making.  By using cutting edge mass cytometry, Teiko’s leading test, the TokuProfile, helps drugs companies find how their drugs are affecting the immune system.

About you:

  • Familiar with single cell and high-parameter flow cytometry assays
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

The Scientist will be performing immunophenotyping with human and animal specimens. Responsibilities include the design, development, execution and validation of cytometry assays; data acquisition, analysis and documentation of results. The Scientist will participate in the development of new procedures and tests in the laboratory located in Salt Lake City, UT. This position will report to the VP of Laboratory Operations. 

Job Description

  • You’ll be asked to:
    • Independently plan and execute cytometry assays
    • Process specimens from diverse tissue origins [i.e. tumor], and use flow- and mass- cytometry instruments to provide data on target cellular level, cell phenotype, cellular signaling and downstream functional response.  The result of these initiatives will enable project milestones and influence portfolio decisions for our customers. 
    • Drive technology innovation, review literature, evaluate new methodologies and instrumentation.  All of these initiatives will help advance single-cell analysis. 
    • Critically analyze experimental data and communicate results across teams with diverse scientific and technical backgrounds 
    • Adhere to scientific rigor and standards including electronic record keeping, data peer-review, quality control and reporting. 
    • Present complex data internally at team meetings and externally at scientific venues and conferences.
    • Able to work swing shifts during periods of high demand (including afternoon to evening shifts) 

Education and Experience

  • No degree required, but Proficiency usually demonstrated by getting a PhD in immunology, or related discipline.
  • However, if you don’t have an advanced degree, your resume should demonstrate a mastery of concepts OR research experience in Immunology, Immuno-oncology, or a related field in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting 
  • Experience with multi-color flow cytometry is required; experience in spectral flow-cytometry or CyTOF is preferred 
  • Experience with protein biochemistry techniques is required 
  • Proficiency in Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 cell culture techniques. 
  • Demonstrated track record of independent research and scientific productivity, such as first-author publications in peer review journals. 
  • Be a self-starter, able to handle multiple projects concurrently 
  • Experience working well with teams, adapting to rapidly changing customer needs, and delivering quality work on time

Sales Development Representative

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life-changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision making.  By using cutting-edge mass cytometry, Teiko’s leading test, the TokuProfile, maps characteristics of response, accelerates clinical pipeline candidates and supports identification of novel discoveries.

We are currently seeking a high-impact Sales Development Representative (SDR) to drive our outbound sales and lead generation while supporting the sales and marketing teams.

About you:

  • Outgoing personality with a general interest or background in diagnostics/therapeutics
  • Ability to form and nurture relationships with translational medicine decision making teams (or proven ability to reach scientific decision makers)
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

Responsibilities

  • Outbound Sales
    • Identify decision makers and generate qualified leads for the technical sales team 
    • Support the sales team preparation for customer meetings
    • Help create new and refine existing marketing materials
    • Form new and nurture existing customer relationships
    • Represent Teiko.bio at industry events
  • Strategic
    • Leverage customer learnings to develop new marketing strategies
    • Drive new outbound initiatives including paid ads and content marketing
    • Find new software tools that help us increase our throughput and quality of qualified meetings
    • Develop best practices for Teiko outbound sales and marketing

Experience and qualifications

  • Bachelors in business, related science field or demonstrated expertise in mastering a complicated subject
  • Extroverted personality and track-record of delivering results

Biopharma Marketing Internship

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision-making. Some of the largest immunotherapy companies in the world are now using Teiko to analyze the immune response of drug candidates in their pipeline.

We are seeking a high-energy marketing intern to join Teiko this summer, help build a new business in biopharma and receive individualized mentorship from our proven entrepreneurial and scientific team.

About you:

  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs
  • Energized by the challenge of making immune profiling routine for clinical trials and patients

Responsibilities:

  • Own inbound marketing channel development: including quantitative measures of performance
  • Work closely with scientists and clinicians to develop marketing messages that resonate with our customers and partners, and directly increase revenue
  • Develop marketing narratives and vignettes with teams of scientific writers and web designers
  • Make science legible for anyone!

Experience:

  • Practical, working knowledge of modern marketing tools
  • Nice to have: Prior experience navigating cross-functional teams OR bringing together diverse stakeholders to achieve a common goal

Melanoma Clinical Consultant

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life-changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by informing clinical decision-making.  By using cutting-edge high-dimensional cytometry, Teiko’s leading assay, the TokuProfile, looks at the immune system of your patients, and predicts which ones are likely to do well. 

Teiko is looking for clinical specialists in melanoma to consult on the development of the TokuProfile for use by oncologists.  Consultation can be on an ad-hoc basis or as part of our formal scientific advisory board.

About you:

  • Have a clinical and practical understanding of melanoma treatments and tests used by physicians 
  • Detail-oriented: understand what makes a good product for physicians
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

Responsibilities:

You would consult with the Teiko.bio medical strategy team on the following topics:

  • Areas of greatest clinical need in daily practice
  • Immune signatures or clinical evidence that would change prescribing behavior
  • Clinical use cases
  • Test outcomes desired by physicians, e.g. projected overall survival, likelihood to respond to treatment, etc.
  • Test report requirements from a clinical perspective, e.g. content, main output and turnaround time
  • Fit of test into NCCN guidelines for melanoma
  • Most appropriate clinical reimbursement strategy 

Qualifications:

  • Interest to help make products successful in clinical practice
  • Medical Degree with more than 3 years of clinical experience
  • Board-certified or board-eligible in medical or hematological oncology 
  • Spend more than 75% of working time on seeing oncology patients
  • See more than 10 unique melanoma patients on a weekly basis

CLIA General Supervisor

Job Summary

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision making.  By using cutting edge mass cytometry, Teiko’s leading assay, the TokuProfile, maps characteristics of response, accelerates clinical pipeline candidates, and supports identification of novel discoveries.

About you:

  • Familiar with single cell or genomics assays
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

The CLIA General Supervisor in our Salt Lake City, UT facility performs a wide range of clinical analyses in the hematology and immunology sections including diagnostic flow cytometry and operates a state-of-the-art mass cytometry instrument system. The Technologist will be responsible for technical guidance including quality control, instrument maintenance, test method development, and test validation and implementation. Works collaboratively with colleagues, participates in process improvement projects, and assures staff training and technical competency. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises procedures designated under CLIA standards as highly complex and knows all responsibilities necessary to perform these procedures with the highest level of quality, as outlined in the laboratory procedure manual. 
  • Oversees day to day operation of laboratory and testing personnel and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, maintains and reviews records of proficiency testing and quality assurance, prepares the laboratory for inspection by outside agencies. 
  • Builds, implements and establishes laboratory operation infrastructure. 
  • Hires, manages and mentors the clinical laboratory team personnel. 
  • Provides support in the development, evaluation and implementation of new clinical laboratory procedures, equipment and processes.  
  • Assures that procedures for the preliminary preparation of specimens and other testing materials are observed by all staff and that procedures for the proper storage of specimens are followed when those specimens cannot be analyzed immediately. 
  • Coordinates the maintenance of equipment and is responsible for the acquisition of adequate stocks of reagents, standards, control materials and other supplies required for the performance of testing at assigned workstations. 
  • Reviews on a regular basis quality control data, maintenance logs and patient test results and takes appropriate actions on observations not consistent with laboratory policies and procedures, brings problems directly to the attention of personnel involved. 
  • Works with the Lab Director to ensure that all procedures, methods and processes are scientifically and technically accurate as well as appropriate and cost effective. 
  • Updates and maintains written laboratory manuals for testing procedures in accordance with CLIA standard 493.1211, and communicates updates and changes to appropriate staff. 
  • Performs other duties as requested by senior management.

Required Qualifications 

  • Must satisfy CLIA qualification requirements for general supervisor that oversees testing personnel performing high complexity testing in hematology or immunology sections.
  • Working knowledge of CLIA and CAP. 
  • Previous supervisory experience in high complexity testing.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in clinical laboratory science, molecular biology, or related field of laboratory science (biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics) from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five years prior laboratory work experience required for individuals with a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Demonstrated subspecialty expertise, knowledge or training as may be deemed appropriate for the laboratory section.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of flow cytometry and conventional laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and graphical computer programs.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist (ASCP, AMT), or Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM (ASCP)) (or eligible) Highly Preferred. 
  • Ability to use and understand basic statistical concepts and methods that are commonly utilized in clinical laboratory science. 
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels. 
  • Exceptional organizational skill; ability to work in stressful situations; attention to detail.

Biopharma Business Development

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision-making.  By using cutting edge mass cytometry, Teiko’s leading assay, the TokuProfile, maps characteristics of response, accelerates clinical pipeline candidates, and supports the identification of novel discoveries.

About you:

  • Either ability to form OR have existing relationships with translational medicine decision making teams; with an initial focus on immunotherapy and cell therapy
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

Responsibilities

  • Identify target customers and decision makers within biopharma organizations
  • Provide introductions to and participate in presentations with target companies
  • Understand overall company strategy to keep marketing materials and value proposition updated
  • Drive the biopharma sales pipeline from identification to close

Experience

  • Ideally, prior experience in diagnostics, immunology, or biopharma, OR proven ability to quickly learn a new domain
  • Practical, working knowledge of modern customer-relationship-management (CRM) tools
  • Proven experience in finding and closing large deals
  • No degree required but knows how to close business

Oncology Clinical Product Manager

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life-changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision-making.  By using cutting-edge high-dimensional cytometry, Teiko’s leading assay, the TokuProfile, maps characteristics of response, accelerates clinical pipeline candidates, and supports identification of novel discoveries. 

We’re looking for a candidate who has the hunger and drive to bring the clinical TokuProfile to patients and physicians. 

About you

  • Expert understanding of Oncologists: what drugs and tests physicians use, and why
  • Love the details: understand what makes a good product
  • Crisp writer and presenter
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs
  • Willing to travel as needed

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement oncology clinical requirements for TokuProfile, Teiko’s breakthrough immune monitoring test for clinicians
  • Identify the most appropriate clinical reimbursement strategy
  • Learn what ordering physicians want and put that into the test
  • Learn the needs and motivations of third party payers and what drives clinical reimbursement
  • Design our clinical publication roadmap
  • Set up academic collaborations

Qualifications

  • Hunger and willingness to help make products successful in clinical practice
  • There is no degree requirement, but if you don’t have a formal education, you need to demonstrate extensive experience understanding Oncology practice ordering patterns