Associate Scientist - Bioassay (Immunology)

  • 200 Cambridgepark Dr, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Together with our elite cancer immuno-therapy scientists, you will be a part of our Drug Discovery teams leading projects to apply our ACTR (Antibody Coupled T cell Receptor) technology against different cancer indications. Our teams work from early discovery through launching programs into clinical development, offering you a great experience across the stages of invention. Our nimble and interdisciplinary approach to research can help you learn how to use creativity, cooperation, and critical thinking to solve hard problems. You’ll get to know scientists following diverse career paths and see for yourself how the extraordinary successes of immune therapies are creating new chances to help cancer patients.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • The primary role as an Associate Scientist will be to use and develop immunoassays and bioassays to enhance understanding of key attributes in support of cell therapy process and product development and characterization.
  • Participate in activities to support Unum’s pipeline within established timelines and ensure data quality and integrity
  • Participate in design and execution of experiments and complete laboratory testing.
  • Analyze and present experimental data at departmental and company meetings.
  • Follow good documentation and review practices, and effectively communicate scientific results in presentations and written reports
  • Draft standard operating procedures and test protocols in support of analytical development.


  • A Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology or related discipline with 1 to 3 years’ or BS with 4-7 years’ experience in development of bioanalytical methods.
  • Cellular biology or Immunology experience including working knowledge of multicolor flow cytometry and cell-based assay development is required
  • Previous experience in biopharmaceuticals industry is highly desired
  • Experience in cell therapy, T-cell biology, and immunophenotyping is highly desired
  • Experience with bioanalytical techniques such as ELISA, MSD, cytometric bead array, ELISpot and cell imaging is preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to document, organize, and present experimental data, and conclusions in concise and logical manner within function are required
  • Working knowledge of ICH Guidelines for Bioanalytical method validation is preferred.
  • Experience with quality systems and electronic lab notebooks is desirable
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as FlowJo, FACSDiva, GraphPad Prism, Softmax, Stat-Ease Design-Expert , and JMP software is desirable

Additional Information

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