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Director, Cellular Immunotherapy Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16338 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a highly-regarded cell/gene therapy company in the Greater Boston Area, and they are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated leader to join their research and discovery team to help define and execute on the pre-clinical pipeline of their oncology products!   You will report to the Senior Director and lead high functioning teams to engineer T cell products that could be the next therapy for cancer patients.

The main goal of this group is to bring modified cells through phase I clinical development.  To achieve this goal, the Director, Cellular Immunotherapy, you will lead a team to engineer cells of the hematopoietic system that mediate anti-cancer activity. 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee resources to efficiently manage continued excellence for innovative pipeline products 
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of preclinical models and the development of early research. 
  • Recognize new technology that can be implemented to improve the therapeutic potential of gene-modified hematopoietic cells for Cellular Immunotherapy.

Requirements:

  • MD or PhD in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in immunology, I/O, or autoimmunity.
  • Extensive experience leading a team of Scientists in Biotech/Pharma.  Strong mentoring skills and self-awareness. 
  • Knowledge of T-Cells and current literature.  Highly desirable TCR/CAR-T background. 
  • Experience executing decisions on cellular immunotherapy approaches.

Formal descriptions can be supplied for interested candidates.  All resumes will be kept strictly confidential until you choose to pursue a specific opportunity with one of our clients.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. indefinitely to be considered.

Scientist, Translational Bioassay Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16239 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a highly-regard cell and gene therapy company in the greater Boston area and they are seeking an experienced MS/BS candidate as a Principal Associate Scientist to join their Translational Bioassay group! You will work across multiple research areas providing a variety of technical responsibilities to supporting the growing need for preclinical and clinical assay support. A focus on qualifying bioanalytical methods for platforms such as qPCR, HPLC, Flow Cytometry, and MSD, conduct biological sample analysis, prepare reports, and present findings to cross-functional project teams

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, qualify, and execute preclinical and exploratory clinical translational assays.
  • Analyze, interpret, organize and report experimental data
  • Work cross-functionally to execute process while managing work flow independently.
  • Drive the design and development of new methods and techniques

Requirements:

  • BS with 10+ years of relevant experience or MS with 7+ years of relevant experience with a strong scientific background (Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology)
  • Experience in the development of PD, PK, and Biomarker assays is required.
  • Exposure to data analysis method or software
  • Background in cell and molecular biology, immunology or immune-oncology

Senior Scientist, Immunotherapy, CAR/TCR Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16182 Direct Hire MA

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Cambridge, MA:  Our genome editing client uses CRISPR/Cas9 technologies to develop medicines for people with serious, genetically-defined diseases.  The immunogenetics team is seeking a molecular biologist/immunologist with a background in genetic engineering of hematopoietic cells.  Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a Group Leader on the immunogenetics team to lead in the generation and characterization of novel cell therapy products for cancer.
  • Build a team to develop a new class of immuno-oncology products and to derive characterize genetically modified human effector cells and evaluate strategies to improve the efficacy of cellular therapies.
  • Strategize to execute in vitro functional assays, and design in vivo tumor treatment models
  • Collaborate with other teams to innovate and optimize advanced cellular engineering that integrates tumor antigen recognition elements with somatic cell reprogramming through genome editing.
  • Manage timelines to meet program objectives.

Requirements:

  • PhD in cancer cell biology, immunology, or related field
  • Minimum of 5-8+ years post-doctoral research or equivalent industry experience

Scientist, Immunology, Antibody Discovery Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16168 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a highly-regarded cell/gene therapy company in the greater Boston area and they are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated Immuno-Oncology Scientist to join their research and discovery team to explore antibody discovery for cellular immunotherapies! You will collaborate with and help other teammates to develop assays to support antibody characterization both in vitro and in CAR-engineered T cells. 

Responsibilities:
•  Propose and evaluate new methods to streamline and automate antibody and CAR screening workflows
•  Potential to lead a team of 1-2 research associates
•  Work collaboratively and cross-functionally within preclinical development to manage research projects from a strategic perspective

Requirements:
•  PhD in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field.
•  1-5 years of relevant experience in immunology, I/O, or autoimmunity.
•  Experience with antibody discovery and characterization, mammalian cell culture, and stand cell-based immunological assays.
•  Applied expertise in T cell therapeutics is a plus, either in academia or industry.

Formal descriptions can be supplied for interested candidates.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. indefinitely to be considered.

All resumes will be kept strictly confidential until you choose to pursue a specific opportunity with one of our clients.

Senior Scientist, Vector Biology Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16167 Direct Hire MA

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Senior Scientist, Vector Biology

Our client is a highly-regarded cell/gene therapy company in the greater Boston area and they are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated Senior Scientist to join their Vector Biology team to identify and develop novel strategies for lentiviral vector development.  You will be responsible for coaching a team of associate scientists and working cross-functionally with stem cells and immunotherapy. The main function of this role is to exercise independent judgment in development of new methods, techniques and evaluation criteria of lentiviral production.

Responsibilities:

  • Small scale lentiviral vector production and purification for internal customers
  • Design and cloning of novel lentiviral vectors
  • Innovate and optimize lentiviral vector function

Requirements:

  • PhD in biological sciences with 5+ years post-doctoral experience in gene therapy applications
  • Proficiency with lentiviral vector design and production; familiarity with multiple vector platforms is a  plus (AAV, adenovirus, non-viral)
  • Experience with bioreactor and protein/vector purification
  • Expertise is managing a team  

Formal descriptions can be supplied for interested candidates.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. indefinitely to be considered.

All resumes will be kept strictly confidential until you choose to pursue a specific opportunity with one of our clients

Principal Data Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15995 Direct Hire MA

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Our Global Biologics client is looking to add a Principal Data Scientist to their team to support their Immuno-Oncology programs here in Cambridge, MA!  It is an exciting time to be a part of the Discovery teams!  This role will help with designing experiments, manage data, and use advanced statistical, machine learning, as well as computational techniques to discover new targets either to stop the growth of cancer or re-awaken the immune system to eradicate the cancer. Furthermore, the Data Scientist will collaborate with Early Development teams to guide the development of molecules against those targets with data-driven biomarker plans.  Other responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work with project teams to define scientific questions that can be addressed with an appropriately powered experimental designs
  • Supply any computational, statistical, machine learning, or modeling capability needed to synthesize from this design actionable recommendations relative to the team’s question
  • In collaboration with project teams, propose analysis strategies for target discovery, using methods based for instance on differential expression, co-regulation, correlated amplification, recurrent alterations, etc.; in so doing, also help devise statistical metrics for deciding significance, and ranking schemes for integrating data from many sources
  • Identify targets and biological contexts (e.g., T or B-cell repertoire, immune phenotypes, copy number, mutational, or expression signatures) in which therapies are likely to be beneficial by mining immune, genetic, genomic or screening data
  • Identify from patient and model system databases the epidemiology of these biological contexts and targets
  • Develop biomarker plans (e.g., selection, PD, efficacy) in collaboration with project teams
  • Manage and develop group of one or more associates and/ or contractors

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a computational, statistical, biophysics, or bioinformatics related fields.
  • A minimum of 8+ years project-based work in computational application to biology related fields, preferably Immuno-Oncology
  • Statistical programming skills like SAS/S-plus, R/Bioconductor and pipeline pilot or equivalents
  • Excellent understanding of immunology and hands-on research experience investigating complex lymphoid and/or myeloid cell subsets
  • First-hand multi-parametric data mining experience for target identification and biomarker discovery. For example, multivariate analysis; dimensionality reduction methods; parametric and non-parametric statistical methods; Bayesian statistics; pattern recognition or classification methods.
  • First-hand experience at integrating publicly or commercially available genetic, genomic, and immune datasets with novel experimental data to identify testable hypotheses
  • Developed communication and presentation skills and a successful track record of collaborating with cross-functional project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects of moderate scope, mapping-out critical path, milestones and timelines, as well as manage customer expectations with minimal supervision

Associate Scientist, CAR-T Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15365 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a highly-regarded cell/gene therapy company in the greater Boston area and they are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated Immuno-Oncology Associate Scientist to join their research and discovery team to work on next-generation CAR-T therapies in oncology! You will collaborate with and help other teammates troubleshoot assays, as well as identify and develop new targets and chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The main function of this role is to support cell-based assays for T cell characterization, proliferation, and function, and to coordinate new research projects to overcome various obstacles within the tumor microenvironment.

Responsibilities:
•  Support diverse immunological assays to evaluate T-cell biology, including cell sorting (fluorescent and/or magnetic), multi-color flow cytometry, Luminex, cytokine profiling, etc.
•  Analyze experimental and flow cytometry data to identify promising new CAR candidates for subsequent development.
•  Work collaboratively/cross-functionally and use viral vectors to genetically modify T lymphocytes.?

Requirements:

•  BS/MS in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field.
•  At least 2+ years of relevant experience in immunology, I/O, or cancer biology.
•  Experience with cell culture techniques, sorting primary human and/or animal T cells, and developing cell-based immuno-assays and T cell functional assays.
•  Applied expertise in T cell therapeutics is a plus, especially in industry.

Formal descriptions can be supplied for interested candidates.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. indefinitely to be considered.

All resumes will be kept strictly confidential until you choose to pursue a specific opportunity with one of our clients.

CAR-T Scientist Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15301 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a highly-regarded cell/gene therapy company in the greater Boston area and they are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated Immuno-Oncology Scientist to join their research and discovery team to work on next-generation CAR-T therapies in oncology! You will collaborate with and help other teammates troubleshoot assays, as well as identify and develop new targets and chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The main function of this role is to develop cell-based assays for T cell characterization, proliferation, and function, and to coordinate new research projects to overcome various obstacles within the tumor microenvironment.

Responsibilities:
•  Design/execute diverse immuno-assays to evaluate T-cell biology, including cell sorting (fluorescent and/or magnetic), multi-color flow cytometry, Luminex, cytokine profiling, etc.
•  Analyze experimental data and present internally to identify promising new CAR candidates for subsequent development.
•  Work collaboratively and cross-functionally for preclinical development in animal models of cancer.

Requirements:
•  PhD in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field.
•  1-5 years of relevant experience in immunology, I/O, or autoimmunity.
•  Experience with cell culture techniques, sorting primary human and/or animal T cells, and developing cell-based immuno-assays and T cell functional assays.
•  Applied expertise in T cell therapeutics is a plus, either in academia or industry.
 

Formal descriptions can be supplied for interested candidates.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. indefinitely to be considered.

All resumes will be kept strictly confidential until you choose to pursue a specific opportunity with one of our clients.