Research Associate Scientist - T-Cell Immunologist

Workforce Genetics - Baltimore, MD

Research Associate Scientist (T-Cell Immunologist)

Baltimore, MD.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist to join an emerging stage biotech company that is developing cutting edge vaccine technologies for HPV, and additional applications in a multiple other indications. This is an exciting opportunity to drive the development of the next-generation of immune oncology biologics in a highly collegial environment.

The Research Associate Scientist will primarily support the company’s current vaccine R&D program, and assist in other laboratory activities for other pipeline projects on an as-needed basis. A high level of responsibility, flexibility, and acceptance to constructive guidance is required to carry out the diverse duties of this position.

Key Responsibilities Include, but not limited to:

  • Vaccination of mice, and culturing of murine and/or human T cells.

  • Experience working with animal research models (rodents) is required.

  • Experienced and proficient with multi-color flow cytometry and data analysis.

  • Measurement of cytokines.

  • Perform and lead independent project(s) in the design and testing of research studies to compare or evaluate vaccine candidates during the course of development.

  • Dissection and collection of tissue samples from mice.

  • Perform complex multi-step assays including creation, development and optimization of new assay schemes.

  • Help to author SOP for new methods and update existing SOPs.

  • Assist in the training of new technical personnel in the performance of a variety of laboratory techniques.

  • Manage concurrent research projects and master new concepts and skills quickly with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Compile, analyze, and interpret research data using various relevant computer software applications.

  • Maintain thorough records of experiments, including issues encountered.

Qualifications and Desired Skill Sets:

  • Non-PhD candidates with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the relevant fields of immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, in particular, an in depth understanding of immunology and a solid knowledge of T cell biology is preferable. (BA or MA required)

  • Demonstrated experience with flow cytometry and other immune related assays is preferred.

  • Mammalian cell line and/or primary cell culture experience is required.

  • Experience in standard molecular biology techniques, including PCR, western blots, ELISA, and molecular cloning are preferred.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and highly capable of maintaining detailed experimental records, and observing safety and sterility practices (required).

  • Effective communication skills are required.

  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a fast paced start-up environment while engaged in collaborative studies.

Posted On: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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