(Senior) Scientist, Cancer Immunology*

  • Cambridge (Boston)
  • Work experience
  • Senior, very experienced
  • Research, development, teaching

(Senior) 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.

BioNTech US is seeking a (Senior) Scientist, Cancer Immunology, who will be part of the SELECT research team, which is developing T Cell therapies targeting neoantigens shared across patients and tumor types.  As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work closely with the departments of T Cell Therapy, Protein Sciences, Process Development, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics to develop and assess the efficacy of this approach.

Here, you’ll achieve greatness.

Supporting BioNTech’s R&D team in the US by:
  • Lead effort to prioritize and validate of shared antigen targets for future adoptive cell therapy programs in collaboration with multiple other research teams
  • Sequencing and characterization of T cell receptors
  • Explore methods to enhance T cell responses to validated RAS neoantigens as part of existing NEO-STC-01 program
  • Improvement of current processes and implementation of new technologies
  • Preparation and review of documents for IND filing
  • Analysis and presentation of results to larger scientific groups
  • Train and supervise research associates to accomplish program and company goals within designated timelines

What you have to offer.

  • PhD in Immunology (preferred) or Cancer Biology
  • 0-3+ years of relevant postdoctoral research experience in academic, pharmaceutical or biotechnology settings
  • Industry experience in immunology and/or relevant experience in cancer immunology a plus
  • Highly adaptable and responsive to strategic technical and business opportunities
  • Demonstrated experience of flow cytometry and other T Cell based assay development
  • A strong background in molecular biology, preferably in the context of immunology
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative environment to meet project goals
  • Enjoys solving challenging scientific questions in a fast pace environment
  • Demonstrated experience with multicolor flow cytometry and other immune related assays
  • Strong mastery of multicolor flow cytometry for T Cell characterization
  • Excellent attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Enjoys solving challenging scientific questions in a fast pace environment

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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