Research Associate, Translational Medicine – Immunology


We are seeking a Research Associate, Immunology to join our Translational Medicine team.

About the role: 

The Research Associate will be a key laboratory member and have an opportunity to learn and contribute to the development of immunogenicity assays in support of our gene therapy programs. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is looking to build-up on his/ her experience in basic cell biology and immunology lab skills by being involved in planning and execution of pre-clinical studies and clinical samples assessment to advance the programs to clinical trials. This position will report to Translational Medicine Group Lead.

 Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Take ownership of executing immuno- and cell-based assays under the guidance of supervisor
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook or binder with worksheets recording details of performed experiments according to good documentation practices
  • Maintain inventories and/or place orders of reagents and materials needed for the assigned projects for timely execution of related lab work
  • Perform data analysis and interpret the results accurately
  • Contribute to drafting the reports and presentations for technical discussions and/or investigations with internal and external stakeholders

 About you: 

  • MS/ BS in immunology, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, virology or related field with 1-4 years of experience in industry or academia or combination of both
  • Must possess basic lab skills, such as adhering to biosafety and chemical hygiene guidelines (training provided) and making reagents at desired dilutions or concentrations
  • Must have demonstrated experience in performing cell culture work, bright-field microscopy and ELISA
  • Preferred experience in the immunological monitoring of antigen B and T cell responses, particularly multiparametric flow cytometry, ELISPOT, antibody titration, epitope mapping and/or transcriptional   profiling in preclinical and clinical samples
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry in-situ analysis, RNAscope and statistical tools such as GraphPad Prism or similar, a strong plus
  • Possess basic office skills such as using a PC and working with MS office tools (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, capable of working independently, as well as a team contributor
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with teams, internally and externally