Compass Therapeutics LLC Sr. Research Associate, Immunology in Cambridge, Massachusetts
We are a clinical stage Biotech company located in Cambridge that has been steadily growing. We are looking for a self-driven Sr. Research Associate to play a critical role in supporting the research and development of the Immunology Program. This position will assume a key role in developing and implementing novel immunological assays in support of our proprietary therapeutics through an innovative antibody engineering platform, including but not limiting to developing immunological assays in both cell lines and primary cells for identification and prioritization of therapeutic targets for clinical development, and conducting in vivo PK/PD assays such as immune profiling of tumor-infiltrating cells (TILs) and ex vivo tumor explants.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track-record of developing creative and novel immunology-based assays for solving complex biological problems, as well as a broad understanding of therapeutic drug discovery and its applications, related to treatment of immunological based diseases including cancer. The Sr. Research Associate will have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a truly multi-disciplinary environment, while interacting closely with colleagues or/and mentoring Jr. scientists as needed, in multidisciplinary teams such as immunology, platform technology, and protein engineering.
? Develop and validate immunological assays to measure modulation of immune cell functionality
? Create novel / innovative methods to expand phenotypic characterization of immune cell biology
? Plan and execute systematic assay optimization & culture of cell lines and primary human cells
? Interpret data, troubleshoot experiments and present results
? Maintain and implement good laboratory practices, including accurate laboratory notebook systems, instrument and reagent validation, and personnel safety precautions
? BS or MS in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a similar field
? > 5 years of laboratory experience, biotech/pharma experience required
? Demonstrated experience with flow cytometry, including multi-color flow is required
? Proficiency using flow cytometry software is required
? Experience in developing assays utilizing primary human immune cells/tissues
? Strong organizational, and written/oral communication skills
? Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment
? A strong desire to impact the patients? quality of life
We believe that science is bigger than any one person. Our legacy is what we achieve together. To that end, Compass Therapeutics offers individually-tailored compensation package, which includes competitive cash compensation, meaningful equity participation and an innovative and competitive benefits. We offer benefits that support Health and Wellness (medical, dental, vision, Health Reimbursement and Flexible Spending Accounts), Financial Future (401(k) program with company match) and Time Away from the Office. Compass also offers additional benefits including Gym membership, Commuter Reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Referral Program, Recognition Programs and Pet Insurance, and other programs.