Associate Scientist, Cancer Immunology*

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Associate Scientist, Cancer Immunology*

Become Part of the BioNTech Family.

Based in Cambridge, MA, BioNTech US serves as BioNTech’s North American headquarters and is an important part of our global effort to pioneer the development of next-generation immuno-oncology therapies. BioNTech US is a fully integrated subsidiary with a strong foundation in Europe and a focus on the development of novel neoantigen-targeted T cell therapies, complementing BioNTech’s highly innovative scientific approach and diversified pipeline of transformative cancer medicines. As a key research and clinical development hub, BioNTech US will enable BioNTech’s growing presence in the US.

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to join BioNTech’s Cancer Immunology team focused on novel T cell therapies targeting solid tumors at our Cambridge, MA location. Specifically, the individual will be part of the Cell Therapy program focused on in vitro and in vivo studies for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. In this role, you will be responsible for optimizing in vitro assays for identifying lead candidates, performing immunogenicity screening, and supporting in vivo studies in mouse tumor models. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work closely with the departments of T cell therapy, chemistry, and biochemistry to develop and assess the efficacy of our T cell products.

Here, you’ll achieve greatness.

Supporting BioNTech’s R&D team in the US by:
  • Develop and implement new in vitro assays to characterize CAR T cell binding, cytotoxicity, and T cell function
  • Design and perform analysis of multicolor flow cytometry data
  • Support in vivo studies assaying CAR function in mouse tumor models
  • Establish standard operating procedures and protocols
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the US and Germany

What you have to offer.

  • Minimum requirements; Bachelor's Degree in immunology, biomedical Sciences or a closely related field with 4 plus years of relevant experience
  • Strong skills in cell culture and aseptic techniques, as well as experience with the cultivation of primary human cells
  • Previous hands-on experience with cell isolation, flow cytometry, and assay development
  • Experience with primary T cell-based assays (e.g. ELISPOT, ELISA, cytotoxicity)
  • Experience with in vivo mouse tumor models is a plus
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able embrace change, while working to produce key deliverables in accordance with project timelines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate results to a diverse cross-functional audience
  • Proactive, self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills, appropriate sense of urgency and the ability to work independently

Preferred requirements; Masters degree in immunology, biomedical sciences. 

Benefits for you.

BioNTech US is committed to the well being of our team members and offers a variety of benefits supporting our diverse employee base. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance
  • HSA & FSA Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance
  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time
  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown
  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development
  • Commuting Assistance and free onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
Plus more benefits that will be shared upon hire!

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Cambridge (Boston) and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

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*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!