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Senior Research Associate, Biological Modeling



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

Developments of physiologically relevant 3D cancer models open new horizons to transform clinical outcomes. Our CAP accredited Biorepository together with a high throughput drug screening platform are valuable resources for drug discovery and for development of novel treatment strategies. We aim to advance this field by generating complex, microenvironment-rich models that precisely resemble the architecture of the patient tumor. Our multidisciplinary team is engaged to evaluate therapeutic responses using advanced ex vivo cancer models and to characterize molecular features associated with the outcomes. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of our patients.

What You Will Do

  • Work with a team of passionate scientists and research technicians/associates to generate and characterize patient derived organoids and tissue models
  • Culture and maintain cell lines and organoids, handle human tissue specimens
  • Perform routine testing, cell culture procedures
  • Conduct advanced cell and molecular biology assays according to standard laboratory protocols
  • Assist with assay development and procedure optimization
  • Keep data records and perform data analysis for routine testing as assigned


  • BS in biological sciences or relevant field with 5 + years of bench work experience or MS with 3 + years of bench work experience in laboratory settings
  • Experience with cell culture techniques and cell and molecular biology assays
  • Ability to independently conduct experimental procedures according to specified protocols and within the assigned workflows
  • Ability to precisely follow standard operating procedures
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex workflows and procedures
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to coordinate with other team members

Preferred candidate will possess:

  • Experience in handling mouse or human tissue
  • Experience with primary cells and organoid culture
  • Experience with co-culture models: Immuno Oncology is a plus
  • Experience working in a CLIA/CAP laboratory
  • Experience working in industry is a plus
  • Experience working in collaborative environment
  • Experience with ELISA, IF staining and imaging, FACS


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.