Senior Research Associate, Vaccine Development at Neon Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
Position Summary

The successful candidate will work on a program that aims to design novel personalized neo-antigen cancer immunotherapies. They will be responsible for participating in the development of novel high-throughput primary cell assays. The candidate will need to both effectively work on a team but also independently test many different developing technologies.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include isolating and culturing primary immune cells, flow cytometric cell profiling, experience with RNA handling and isolation, and lentivirus preparation and infection.

At Neon, our Culture is well defined and we live by our Core Values:

Patients: Urgently develop life-changing medicines
People: Listen/Learn/Teach
Science: Creative/Rigorous/Uncompromising
Tenacity: Persevere/Build Neon to last
Pioneer: Leave the comfort zone/Create the future
Integrity: Do RIGHT
Experience and essential skills

B.S., B.A., or M.S. degree in biology or relevant field
Strong background in immunology, cell biology, and/or biotechnology.
Primary cell culture, preferably with primary immune cells.
Demonstrated mastery of flow cytometry and related data analysis.
Experience with RNA isolation and handling.
Experience with lentivirus preparation and infection
4+ years of relevant research experience.
Ability to organize and tabulate data.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to maintain inventories of equipment, supplies, and related research materials.
Excellent and record-keeping skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Independent, flexible, self-motivated.