(Senior) Research Associate, Molecular Immunology*

  • Cambridge (Boston)
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching

(Senior) Research Associate, Molecular 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.

BioNTech US is seeking a Research Associate or Sr. Research Associate who will be part of a multi-disciplinary team developing a neoantigen specific T cell product to be used in adoptive T cell therapy.  This position will interact cross-functionally with the T Cell Therapy Department, Protein Science Department and Bioinformatics to develop and assess the efficacy of this approach. The successful candidate will be a strong team player and highly motivated to deliver against timelines. 

Here, you’ll achieve greatness.

Supporting BioNTech’s R&D team in the US by:
  • Separation and culturing of human T cells
  • Assessment of human immune cells using various assays (ELISpot, MSD, multicolor flow cytometry)
  • DNA cloning and In Vitro Transcription of RNA
  • Analysis of multicolor flow cytometry data and other functionality assays
  • Tracking and compiling results in an electronic notebook
  • Assisting with the training of lab personnel
  • Presenting results to other scientific teams

What you have to offer.

  • BS or MS in Immunology and/or relevant experience in Immunoncology or Cell Therapy
  • A strong background in adaptive immunity in the context of cancer is preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated experience with flow cytometry and other T cell-based assays are required
  • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques is preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Enjoys solving challenging scientific questions in a fast pace environment
  • Independent, flexible, self-motivated, and the ability to work well with others

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.

For those who require assistance due to disability, or have questions prior to applying, please email careers@join-us.biontech.de.

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race, religion, color, origin, sexual orientation, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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