Research Associate/Scientist

Employer
NexImmune, Inc.
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research, Science
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARYThe Research Associate/Scientist in Cell Biology/Immunotherapy will act as a scientific contributor for the Preclinical Immunotherapy Department developing and optimizing a new clinical approach to adoptive T cell therapy, based upon NexImmunes proprietary artificial Antigen Presenting Cell (aAPC) technologies. The candidate will assist in the generation and phenotypical and functional characterization of antigen-specific T cells. Laboratory skills, notebook recording/maintenance, and writing of reports in acceptable scientific format(s) are important.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAssist in the culture of mammalian cell lines.Isolation and expansion of Antigen-specific T cellsFACS analysisPerform ELISA and protein assays.Order supplies and reagents, maintain inventory records.Write reports, protocols and SOPs.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEM.S. or Ph.D. in Life science (Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry or related field)Experience in Immunology and T cell biologyExperience working in mammalian cell culture, sterile techniques.Experience with FACSExperience ELISA and other plate reader assaysExperience performing and analyzing RT-PCR experiments.Experience with HPLC, FPLCExperience with animal (mouse) modelsDemonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIESExcellent communication skillsSelf-motivated and independently minded.Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of levels and function.Self-organizer, meticulous hands-on habits, keen attention to detail.Strong quantitative and analytical skills.Responsive, can-do attitude.Can coordinate parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization.Ability to quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment and demands.Ability to interpret and effectively execute upon a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.