Research Associate, Immunology

Location
Austin, TX, USA
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
196446
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
About Molecular Templates:

Molecular Templates (MTEM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapeutics using its innovative proprietary Engineered Toxin Body (ETB) platform. MTEM's first immunotoxin, MT-3724, is in clinical development for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Pipeline products for additional targets and indications are being advanced toward clinical development. For more information, please visit MTEM's website at www.mtem.com

Position Overview:

The Research Associate (RA) is an integral member of the research and development (R&D) team and will be involved in supporting the evaluation and characterization of immune relevant properties of ETBs across immune associated indications. This is a laboratory-based position in a team setting. The RA will be responsible for the maintenance of primary immune and tumor cells and the execution of standard immunoassays from established protocols with all work being documented. Responsibilities may change in line with prioritization at the discretion of the management team.

Job Responsibilities will include:
  • Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.
  • Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results.
  • Maintains primary immune cell cultures, resources and reagents under the supervision and direction of management.
  • Maintains a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with internal training and scientific literature, as appropriate for the level of work assigned.
  • Presents data and methods in R&D meetings, as needed and assigned.
  • Accurately documents all tasks in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the design and execution of new experiments or test protocols as needed under the direction of management.
  • Performs general lab maintenance including equipment upkeep, lab cleanliness and organization and solution/reagent preparation.
  • Maintains primary immune cell cultures, resources and reagents under the supervision and direction of management.
  • Executes functional immune-assays, including cytotoxicity, proliferation, and surface marker phenotyping to proficiency with guidance and supervision.
  • Conducts ELISA, and flow-cytometry based assays according to established protocols.
  • Assists in the design and execution of new experiments or test protocols as needed under the direction of management.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor, as needed.


Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in a life science, chemistry, pharmaceutical science or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Previous lab-based experience (academic or industry) is required.
  • Ability to work on problems and projects of limited scope (defined by management).
  • Demonstrated ability to safely follow detailed directions and protocols in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Ability to build stable working relationships with team members.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer skills with knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.


Reporting Structure:

This position reports to R&D management. This can vary in level depending on the specific assignments.

Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

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