Sr. Research Associate, Molecular Immunology

  • Published: 16.09.2021
  • published till: 31.12.2021
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Position Summary

Position Summary
BioNTech US is seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist with the goal of developing a neoantigen specific T cell product to be used in adoptive T cell therapy. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work closely with the departments of Process Development, T Cell Immunology, Cancer Immunology, Bioinformatics, and Technical Operations to develop and assess the efficacy of this approach. This position will be responsible for taking the preclinical workflow of the culturing platforms for our T cell therapies and adapting it to a large scale, closed-culturing system. This position reports to Associate Director, Molecular Immunology.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Culturing of human T cells
  • Development of procedures for large-scale, closed-system T cell culture
  • 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
  • Assisting with the training of lab personnel
  • Interactions with internal collaborators or external CMOs
  • Presenting results to other scientific teams and stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

·          BS or MS in Immunology, Biotechnology or related field with 2-5 years of work experience in immunotherapy or cell therapy.
·          A strong interest in T cell biology and cancer immunotherapy
·          Primary immune cell culture experience is required
·          Genetic manipulation of cell cultures
·          Demonstrated experience with flow cytometry and other immune related assays is required
·          Experience with process development and/or GMP manufacturing of cell therapies strongly preferred
·          Understanding of cell therapy process development preferred
·          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 the ability to work well with others

What we offer

  • 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
  • And more!

Application Process

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

*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!

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