Associate Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Immunology
  3. United States
New York, USA
Posting date: 16 Mar 2021
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is working with a dynamic drug discovery team to develop cutting-edge CAR-T therapeutics for the treatment of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Our client is in search for an Associate Scientist in their New York, NY location to work in an exciting/stimulating environment across the different stages of preclinical drug discovery (from target ID to FDA/IND filing) on projects related to tumor immunology. The candidate will be strongly motivated and dedicated, will show initiative and work independently.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Mammalian tissue culture of cell lines and primary human cells and blood products (BSL2 and BSL2+).
  • Processing and dissociating mouse blood and tumors from in vivo studies for analysis by flow cytometry.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques such as: transfections, transductions, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, siRNA/shRNA, qRT-PCR, flow cytometry and ELISA (ie. MSD).
  • Immune functional assays using CAR-T, cytokine release assays, T cell biology, immune cell purification and characterization, tumor dissociation.
  • Run multiple experiments/projects simultaneously.
  • Maintain accurate laboratory notebooks and prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, etc, and maintain familiarity with relevant scientific literature.
  • Design, perform, interpret, troubleshoot, and report complex data to managers in a clear and concise manner.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A M.S. with 2-4 years of experience or a B.S. with 4-9 years of experience in Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cancer Biology or related areas in Life Sciences with related laboratory experience is required.
  • Aseptic mammalian tissue culture of cell lines and primary human cells (ie. whole blood, PBMCs, and T cells).
  • Multi-color flow cytometry analysis and interpretation.
  • Data analysis using common software programs (ie. Excel, GraphPad Prism, and FlowJo).
  • Related Experience: drug discovery experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Previous work with antibody therapies, bispecific antibodies, and cellular therapies (ie. CAR-T).
  • Functional assays to test drug candidates (ie. cytotoxicity, proliferation, apoptosis).
  • Immunology and/or oncology experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people, internally and externally.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to effectively present scientific data and concepts to international standards.
  • Prior experience with isolation, phenotypical and functional characterization of human tumor-infiltrating leukocytes is advantageous.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Sofia Amark at (+1) 646-367-2764 or

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