Seeking a highly passionate and motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate - Vaccine Immunology to join a group of researchers evaluating novel personalized vaccines in the field of cancer immunotherapy.
The candidate will assist scientists in exploring vaccine design parameters, mechanism of action and potential for synergy with other therapeutic immune modulating strategies. There will be a focus on studying T-cell immunology at the cellular and molecular level. The successful candidate will work closely with discovery scientists to advance pre-clinical research stage programs into early clinical development, providing both scientific and technical expertise.
The position requires a minimum of 2 years of hands-on relevant experience with a track record of success as evidenced by strong publications and/or sustained contributions in the biopharmaceutical industry. The candidate should have a solid understanding of basic principles in immunology, as well as expertise on a wide range of immunological assays including cell culture, mutli-color flow cytometry, cellular immunology assays including T cells and APC cultures. Familiarity and previous experience with in vivo mouse models of immune diseases or oncology is desirable. Excellent communication skills to present results at intra- and inter-departmental meetings are expected. Qualified candidates should be adept at independently designing, executing and interpreting experiments.
Minimum MS degree in immunology, oncology, biology or related field. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in the above fields who have completed a senior thesis and have 2 years of research experience will also be considered.