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Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist, Immunology

Cambridge, MA · Science/Research
Company Description

Rubius Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of medicines called Red Cell Therapeutics™. Our proprietary RED PLATFORM® was designed to genetically engineer and culture Red Cell Therapeutics™ that are selective, potent and off-the-shelf allogeneic cellular therapies for the potential treatment of several diseases across multiple therapeutic areas. Our therapies can potentially be used to kill tumors in cancer and to regulate the immune system for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Our IND for RTX-240, our first oncology candidate for the treatment of solid tumors, has been cleared by the FDA. Additionally, we plan to file an IND for RTX-321 for the treatment of HPV-positive tumors by year-end.

We are proud of our passionate, high-performance culture – one based on a set of values that are the cornerstone of who we are and how we hold ourselves accountable. Founded in 2013, we are based in Cambridge, MA and currently expanding across all functions within the organization. Red blood cells are no longer just for carrying oxygen. Check us out at www.rubiustx.com, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn or like us on Facebook.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate or Associate Scientist to join our Immunology group to help drive key Immunology programs. The candidate must be independent, goal oriented, technically competent and able to efficiently work across multiple projects. We are searching for enthusiastic, innovative, and highly motivated individuals, with scientific background in immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy who leads from the bench and enjoys having broad responsibilities and opportunities to work independently and within a team. 

Responsibilities
  • Work closely and collaboratively with a team of scientists in the Discovery teams on Immunology projects.
  • Design, plan and perform bench work independently for in vitro immune assays, in vivo studies, and ex vivo assays with indirect supervision.
  • Phenotyping immune populations, sample preparation for in vivo studies, sample analysis.
  • Utilize knowledge of broad scientific and technical concepts and applies this towards assigned projects and department objectives.
  • Independently performs data analysis on complex data sets and/or assignments. Prepares summary reports and proper electronic notebook record keeping.
  • Communication of experimental plans and data to multiple cross-functional scientific teams
  • Assist in maintaining a strong, entrepreneurial and creative culture with a clear sense of urgency and focus on providing transformational therapies to patients.
  • This is a hands-on position requiring execution of laboratory experiments.
Qualifications & Education
  • BS or MS degree in biology, immunology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related discipline and 2-5 years of immunology related laboratory experience, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of immunology and systematic approach to understanding mechanism
  • Research background in immunobiology, immune modulation in disease models, cancer immunotherapy related experience preferred
  • Strong experimental skills, including tissue culture, primary immune cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, immunoassay development, and in vivo model development and sample processing
  • Passionate about working at the bench to independently contribute to research directions and solve challenging issues
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable working with highly technical projects and personnel
  • Highly adaptable and responsive to delivering for challenging commitments
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong work ethic
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