(Senior) Scientist, Molecular Immunology*

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

(Senior) Scientist, 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 (Senior) Scientist to join the Molecular Immunology research team, which works within a matrix environment to develop T cell therapies targeting neoantigens that are unique to each patient. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the scientist will work closely with the departments of T cell Immunology, Cancer Immunology, Process Development, and Bioinformatics to develop and assess the efficacy of this approach. The scientist will be responsible for designing improvements to our current T cell therapies and developing new T cell platforms to support our cell therapy portfolios. This position reports to Associate Director, Molecular Immunology.

Here, you’ll achieve greatness.

Supporting BioNTech’s R&D team in the US by:
  • Collaborate with both internal research teams and external groups/CROs to advance T Cell immunology capabilities
  • Culturing of human T cells
  • Genetic manipulation of immune cell cultures
  • Assessment of specificity and functionality of human T cells by multicolor flow cytometry
  • Analysis of multicolor flow cytometry data
  • Tracking and compiling results in an electronic notebook
  • Improvement of current processes and implementation of new technologies
  • 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.

  • Ph.D in T cell Immunology or related discipline, and/or relevant work experience with strong knowledge of the adaptive immunity and cell therapies
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in T cell Immunology
  • A strong interest in T cell biology and cancer immunotherapy
  • Primary immune cell culture experience
  • Experience with genetic manipulation preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with multicolor flow cytometry and other immune related assays
  • Strong mastery of multicolor flow cytometry for T cell characterization
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative environment to meet project goals
  • 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 can 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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