Research Associate, ATLAS Screening and Development

Position Summary

Genocea is seeking a talented and dedicated Research Associate to join our dynamic and enthusiastic team. As part of the Discovery group, the Research Associate will support sample processing and characterization of T cell responses to support the development of novel immunotherapeutics for cancer, including personalized cancer vaccine clinical trials. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, diligent and detail-oriented, and have the ability to carry out experiments with limited supervision. Demonstrate the flexibility to adapt in a fast-paced environment and a strong desire to learn new concepts and techniques. Strong communication skills will be key to work well within a dynamic and team-oriented environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Diligently analyze data, prepare summaries, and present them for internal company meetings.

  • Troubleshoot issues during experimental process under supervision

  • Attends team meetings for experimental planning and provides progress updates to the group

  • Operation of liquid-handling robots

  • Blood processing and primary human cell culture

Competencies

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and diverse team

  • Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills

Required Skills

  • Hands-on experience with flow cytometry and/or cell sorting is preferred

  • Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately document protocols and experimental data.

  • A theoretical understanding of and significant experience with common techniques related to cellular immunology

  • Familiarity with cell imaging and liquid-handling robots

  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, communicate results and compile technical reports

  • Capacity to adapt, and a strong desire to learn new concepts and techniques.

  • Prior experience in Immunological-based techniques including ELISA-based assays (e.g. MSD) and T cell assays mainly related to screening for vaccine candidates (e.g. cell sorting, multicolor flow-cytometry, ELISpot)

  • Maintain basic knowledge of principles in field(s) at hand

  • Maintain accurate laboratory records and notebooks

  • Multicolor flow-cytometry (surface and ICCS)

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in immunology and/or cancer biology in academia or industry

  • Knowledge of advances in immunology, understanding of cancer biology is preferred

  • Experience in a high throughput screening environment is preferred