Research Associate, Assay Development


  • Conducts routine and non-routine lab procedures and assays for molecular, cellular, and metabolic characterization of relevant samples from mouse models of cancer and human clinical cancer tissue.
  • This includes the conduct of relevant exploratory experiments and control experiments, applying basic scientific principles.
  • As needed, supports the development and validation of new technologies for molecular, cellular and metabolic characterization of samples.
  • Supports the development of biological, immunological assays to investigate mechanisms of immune-mediated effects of novel identified targets.
  • Contributes to the profiling and validation of novel, druggable, immunotherapy targets.
  • Documents and maintains a detailed and precise record of work performed.
  • Performs lab management, which includes ordering supplies and maintaining inventory, ensuring safety, service and maintain laboratory instruments of the lab,etc
  • Actively participates in the scientific dialogue of the group and proactively collaborates with colleagues
  • Performs all other duties as assigned



  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 1 year lab experience either in industry or academic lab required.
  • Prior biopharma industry or commercial research experience desired experience with several of the following relevant techniques:
    • Mammalian cell culture
    • Flow cytometry and cell sorting
    • Molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, development of genetic constructs, cloning, etc.)
    • NGS (WGS, WES or RNAseq, including preparation of genomic libraries)
    • CRISPR or other advanced genetic editing techniques
    • Processing and characterization of fresh human tumor samples
    • Cell-based metabolic assays
  • Ability to propose new experimental designs, plan and conduct laboratory experiments, and evaluate and interpret data.
  • Fundamental understanding of the process of discovery and development of immunology-based therapeutic targets and possible novel therapeutic concepts
  • Experience in immuno-oncology-related animal studies is a plus
  • The role requires critical thinking e.g. by proposing and implementing novel experimental approaches and concepts contributing to cancer immunology and immune therapy research goals.
  • The ideal candidate is product and goal oriented, focused on a career in biotech. They are highly efficient and organized and have a demonstrated ability to adheres to and follow defined timelines, milestone, and objectives.
  • Experience in working under GLP standards and ensuring safety compliance under BSL-2.
  • Experience with laboratory information system (LIMS) is a plus
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret, summarize, and present results in a clear, concise, accurate manner


  • Environmental Conditions
    • Sedentary
  • Physical Demands
    • Sedentary

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