Research Associate II - Cell Therapy
Company: Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc.
Posted on: June 18, 2022
Research Associate II - Cell Therapy
Job Code: 2022 CT001
Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI), a privately held, pre-IPO
clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the study of
LAMP-mediated nucleic acid-based immunotherapy using UNITE---.
Powered by LAMP (Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein), ITI's
UNITE platform is designed to utilize the body's natural
biochemistry to develop vaccines that have the potential to
generate broad immune responses. The UNITE--- platform has a robust
history of applications in various therapeutic areas, including
infectious diseases, oncology, allergy, and autoimmune diseases.
ITI is primarily focused on applying the UNITE platform in
oncology, where it could potentially have broad applications,
including antigen-derived antibodies as biologics. The company has
built a pipeline of four wholly owned oncology programs, the lead
of which is in a Phase 2 clinical study for Glioblastoma Multiforme
We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated Research
Associate II - Cell Therapy to join our team. The candidate will be
responsible for supporting the Cell Therapy team in important
research and development activities.
Reporting to the Scientist, Cell Therapy, the position will play a
key role in process development of cell therapy products such as
human cell purification, viability and cell count, cell culture,
transfection, electroporation, Western blot, Flow cytometry, ELISA.
Requires detail-orientation, hands-on approach, organization
skills, team-orientation, enthusiastic attitude, and adaptability
to changing requirements with strong communication skills.
Incumbent will possess the ability to work independently with some
Plan, and execute laboratory experiments to support process
Analyze process data critically and author technical reports and
standard operating procedures
Contribute to design and creation of development plans, aiding to
process definition, process lock and optimization of process
Summarize and present data in group meetings and contribute to
Perform cell-based testing including cells isolated from human
tissue to understand cell characteristics
Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebook and
Maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment
Manage laboratory equipment and supplies
Troubleshoot and solve technical problems
Review documentation to ensure quality control requirements.
Use GLPs, SOPs, processes and company policies when performing all
Work independently as well as with other team members to perform
and troubleshoot experiments or assay performance
Work with outside collaborators including other biotechnology
companies, CROs and CMOs to support process development
Competencies & Skills
Communication/Presentation Skills (spoken, written)
Sense of Urgency
Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage, track and
execute multiple priorities
Motivated, with willingness to acquire new skills with the ability
to learn quickly
Detail oriented, good documentation practices and technical writing
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
Creative and able to work independently
Demonstrated ability to perform basic laboratory techniques
Experience with Microsoft office, excel and power point
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Consists of 75% laboratory work and 25% office work
Exposure to chemicals used in the lab with proper Personal
Protective Equipment as required
Ability to stand for a period of time in order to work at
Ability to visualize cells and various properties under the
This role operates in a professional laboratory and office work
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as
computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax
This role requires hands-on laboratory work employing aseptic
technique, standard cellular, molecular, and microbial process with
limited exposure to inorganic and organic compounds
Will retrieve samples from liquid nitrogen and subzero freezers
using personal protective equipment
This role requires work with human cells and tissue
Required Education and Experience
BS in Biology, Chemistry, Biological Engineering, or Chemical Eng,
or related discipline with 2-4 yrs of relevant experience or MS in
the life sciences field
Prefer process development laboratory experience
Prefer demonstrated understanding of mammalian cell culture and
Prefer T or DC-cell culture experience and basic immunology
Prefer human tissue and cell isolation technique experience
Prefer previous cell therapy experience
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
Please visit our careers site at http://www.immunomix.com/careers/.
Send your cover letter and credentials as described on the Careers
page along with the Job Code: 2022 CT001 in the subject line.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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