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Senior Research Associate/Research Associate II - Small Animal Technician

Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description 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 (GBM).We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated Research Associate to join our team. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the R&D Scientists in important oncology research. The selected candidate will work closely with scientists and work in a multidisciplinary environment in order to advance projects in a team environment. Essential Functions Reporting to management or scientific level staff, the position requires broad laboratory experience in the areas of cellular and molecular biology. Requires detailed-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 minimal supervision. Will perform in-life technical procedures (e.g., handling, bleeds, shaving, body weight, dosing, body temperatures). Will also play a key role in animal husbandry such as vaccine delivery, bleeds, and breeding program. Administer test substances by various basic methods (e.g., SC, IM, IP, IV). Perform or assist investigators to perform technical procedures, including but not limited to immunizations, bleeding of experimental animals and harvesting tissues or organs using aseptic techniques. Manage and observe animals for general health and overall wellbeing. Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review documentation to ensure functions performed meet quality control requirements. Use GLPs, SOPs, processes and company policies when performing all job functions. Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site. Perform study preparation activities including collection tube labeling and room setup. Maintain clean work areas (e.g.: laboratory area, primary enclosures, and animal exam areas). Perform routine animal care as needed. Document, compile and analyze experimental data. Report data in oral and written reports. Maintain detailed laboratory notebook. May be responsible for laboratory supply inventory. Perform other duties as assigned. Competencies & Skills Customer Focus Communication/Presentation Skills (spoken, written) Integrity/Ethics Initiative Sense of Urgency Teamwork Collaboration Skills Innovation Work Environment Consists of 75% laboratory work and 25% office work Able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Exposure to chemicals used in a laboratory environment with proper Personal Protective Equipment This position operates in a professional laboratory and office work environment This role requires hands-on laboratory work employing aseptic technique, standard molecular and microbial process with limited exposure to inorganic and organic compounds This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Required Education and Experience B.S. degree in appropriate discipline required (e.g., cellular and molecular biology or equivalent in animal or life science or related discipline) Minimum 6+/3+ years' experience with LATG/CMAR Certification preferred. (industry experience in similar environment preferred)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 . Send your cover letter and credentials as described on the Careers page along with the Job Code: 2022 RD008 in the subject line.Equal Opportunity EmployerJob Type: Full-timeBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Referral program Tuition reimbursement Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift

Keywords: IMMUNOMIC THERAPEUTICS, INC., Rockville , Senior Research Associate/Research Associate II - Small Animal Technician, Professions , Rockville, Maryland

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