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Senior Research Associate, Immune Monitoring at Neon Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
Position Summary

Neon is seeking a highly-motivated Senior Research Associate to join Neon’s Immune monitoring group. The candidate will work within the Immune monitoring group in close collaboration with other scientists in the group and with other groups at Neon. The group is focused on translational immunology and he/she will work directly with the clinical samples generated during Neon Trials. He/she will work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary research team to develop different immune monitoring assays and data.

Job responsibilities include

Design and perform Immune Monitoring assays like ELISAs, ELISPOTS, Fluorescence activated cell sorting analysis, mass cytometry and T cell proliferation assays.
Design and perform Immune Monitoring assays like ELISAs, ELISPOTS, Fluorescence activated cell sorting analysis, mass cytometry and T cell proliferation assays.
Purification and characterization of PBMCs and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes from peripheral blood and lymphocytes.
Evaluation of T cell receptor sequences in TILS and PBMCS
Establish and maintain primary human culture.• Develop SOPS and maintain a high standard of experimentation and record keeping
Will be an active player in clinical sample management and analysis.
Improvement of current processes and implementation of new technologies.
Analysis and presentation of results to larger scientific groups.
Work productively in a team environment and independently and deliver against timelines.
Experience and essential skills

BS/MS in Biological Science with a minimum of 5 years of working experience in academia or industry.
Expert in immunology and development of immune related assays.
Strong experience in FACS and prior experience in mass cytometry preferred.
Deep knowledge of T cell biology, and experience in cell culture work.
Prior experience working with immuno-oncology systems preferred.
Experience in a clinical lab highly desirable.
Demonstrated experience in complex problem solving.
Excellent organizational, communication skills and a pro-active mentality.
Excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrated experience functioning within a multi-disciplinary team and ability to integrate cross-functional information, to optimize work flows.
Demonstrated experience working with contract research organizations and academic collaborators.