Associate Scientist, Immunotherapy Research and Discovery

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jul 26, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Join bluebird bio's enthusiastic and collaborative Immunotherapy Research and Discovery team and contribute to the overall success of our T cell-based immunotherapy program. This new Associate Scientist will join our discovery research group to develop and evaluate novel cellular immunotherapies for clinical applications.

About the role:
  • Use lentiviral vectors to genetically modify freshly isolated T lymphocytes to express transgenic TCRs and chimeric antigen receptors (CARs)
  • Characterize genetically modified primary T lymphocytes using standard molecular and immunological assays including flow cytometry, cytokine analysis, qPCR and western blot
  • Compile and present research data to functional teams
  • Maintain a lab notebook and contribute to support documentation when necessary
  • Contribute to experimental design and project direction across multiple projects
  • Provide critical lab support while working in a collaborative team environment

About you:
  • BS/MS cell biology, immunology, cancer biology or related discipline with 2+ years' experience in immunology. Cancer immunology experience a plus.
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture is necessary. Experience with the culture of human T lymphocytes is a plus.
  • Experience with standard immunological assays is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Graphpad Prism is a plus.
  • Experience acquiring and analyzing flow cytometry data
  • Proven ability to effectively plan and organize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines. Superb organizational skills.
  • Bring curiosity and technical excellence to science that directly impacts patients
  • Effectively work independently and as part of a collaborative team comprised of multiple functional groups
  • Capable of critical thinking and problem solving
  • Understanding of safe lab practices and BSL requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • "Do-what-it-takes" attitude
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: be colorful, b cooperative, b you