The Wyss Institute is seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist with significant expertise in Immunology and Immunotherapy to join a dynamic team dedicated to the discovery, development and translation of novel immune-therapies for the treatment of disease. The candidate must have a comprehensive understanding of the modulation of T Cell and Dendritic Cell function in cancer, autoimmune and/or other disease models. Familiarity with in vitro models of innate and adaptive immune responses, flow cytometric characterization and separation of various immune cell populations, and biomarkers or imaging modalities relevant to immunological endpoints is essential. The successful candidate will develop and conduct functional assays and utilize models to validate the biological properties and therapeutic potential of Immunotherapy treatments. Specifically, this role will be responsible for driving translational approaches to investigate and support our immunotherapy vaccine programs. Candidates must be willing to spend majority of time at the bench, designing studies and/or performing cell culture.
The candidate will write research proposals, reports, patent applications, presentations and publications, providing critical data, figures or information for grant and patent submissions. Additionally, the candidate will work with members of the platform to establish and manage external collaborations in pursuit of the Institute's entrepreneurial mission. The candidate will also mentor and contribute to the Wyss Institute culture of community and collaboration.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Ph.D. in Immunology, Immunotherapy, Cell Biology or other related field. Three or more years of experience required. Post-doctoral training may count towards industrial experience.
Demonstrated broad theoretical and practical knowledge in at least one of the following fields- Immunology, Cancer Biology, Infectious Disease or Autoimmunity.
Strong scientific track-record demonstrating well organized design and execution of studies
Extensive experience with in vivo and in vitro promotion, inhibition and detection of immune cells. including Dendritic cells, cytotoxic T cells, and antigen presentation and co- stimulation
Demonstrated success in leading and working in cross-functional teams.
Comfortable in a fast-paced translational environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
Flexible and cooperative spirit with strong commitment to team efforts
Strong oral, written, and presentation skills
Biomaterials, Product Development, Regulatory, Imunno-therapy and /or cGMP experience preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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