Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, In Vitro Biology

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jan 13, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Magenta Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutics to reset the immune system to cure more patients with devastating and life-threatening diseases. This immune reset approach can be applied through stem cell transplant to multiple diseases, including autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and systemic sclerosis; blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia; and genetic diseases, such as sickle cell disease.

Magenta's comprehensive approach to precision immune system reset will transform many aspects of the transplant process, aiming to make it safer and more effective. Our culture is fueled by a driven, passionate group of people committed to making a difference, seizing opportunities for maximum impact, and pursuing progress for the patients we seek to serve.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our growing in vitro biology team. The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team involved in multiple projects at various stages of development, including the identification and validation of new targets. The position requires experience working with primary human cells, cell lines, and experience in assay development and optimization.

You are perfect for this role if you are engaged by and want to be responsible for:
  • Perform a broad range of immunological/cellular biology assays
  • Independently develop and troubleshoot complex experiments
  • Maintain human and murine cell lines, and primary human cell cultures
  • Generate and maintain clear experimental records
  • Analyze and regularly present experimental data to the team

We would be thrilled if you brought the following with you:
  • BS or MS degree in a relevant field (biology/immunology) with 1-5 years of relevant research experience
  • Must have experience with human in vitro cellular techniques, including primary human cell culture, multi-parameter flow cytometry, cell separation/sorting, and functional assays
  • Experience working with T-cells or hematopoietic stem cells is desirable
  • Experience performing ELISAs, MSD, and/or Luminex-based assays
  • Must be a creative, organized, motivated self-starter, capable of independent research with minimal supervision
  • The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced team
  • Commitment to a high-performance, patient & people-first culture, where there is alignment around a common vision and individuals are supported in their growth path
  • Experience working in cultures where courage, commitment and excellence are the backbone of the leadership profile
  • Deep functional knowledge, coupled with business acumen, personal credibility, and outstanding leadership skills
  • Prior success with research in a hands-on, highly collaborative growth environment
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using sound judgment that is consistent with business standards, practices, policies, procedures and regulations
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically

Successful leaders and contributors within Magenta are:
  • Driven. You will be focused on the achievement of Magenta's mission and major corporate goals.
  • Results-focused. Demonstrated record of exceeding stretch goals, and willing to bring creative problem-solving skills to challenges along the way
  • Intuitive. You will enjoy learning and being involved in the content of our whole business, thriving on a very fast-paced and growing business
  • Collaborative. You will have demonstrated the ability to achieve objectives across complex projects and organizational structures
  • Process-oriented, yet flexible. You will appreciate and be able to create and drive process, while also recognizing when flexibility is needed.
  • Transparent and Articulate. You will have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all stakeholders
  • Independent. You will be able to self-organize and operate effectively without significant day-to-day oversight, while staying tightly connected to key leaders and teams across the company
  • A role model for the company's cultural pillars; Courage, Commitment & Excellence

At Magenta, we celebrate our differences. We value the power of a diverse array of folks who bring all of themselves to their work. We embrace cultural, cognitive, social, and professional diversity because we know the only way we're going to make new cures possible is by working together.