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Associate Scientist I/II, Cell Biology (entry-level)

Boston, MA

About GentiBio

GentiBio is an emerging biotherapeutics company co-founded by pioneers in Treg biology and synthetic immunology from Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Benaroya Research Institute, and MIGAL Galilee Research Institute. GentiBio is focused on the development of EngTregs programmed to treat autoimmune, alloimmune, autoinflammatory and allergic diseases. GentiBio’s proprietary autologous and allogeneic EngTregs platform integrates key complementary technologies needed to successfully restore immune tolerance and overcome major limitations in existing regulatory T-cell therapeutics.

GentiBio is seeking to build an organization with an exceptional company culture focused on empowerment, care for our team members, an appreciation for diversity and inclusion, and the development of our people. As such, we are looking for candidates who are not just great scientists and business professionals, but individuals who are looking to contribute to building and modeling an outstanding company culture – and having fun while doing so.

GentiBio is building corporate operations in both Boston and Seattle. We are looking for outstanding leaders and scientists to join our team in both of our locations.

Job Summary

GentiBio is seeking motivated Associate Scientists I/II to join our Platform Development team in Boston. The successful candidates will design and execute in vitro assays to characterize EngTregs in support of platform development. We are searching for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about working at the bench to advance programs and solve technical challenges. This role offers exposure to an organizational and company build, leadership, and ample opportunities to be a high-impact trailblazer in the emerging field of regulatory T-cell therapy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Foster the culture of seeking and giving help, inclusion, authenticity, and fun
  • Isolate, culture, and engineer primary mouse and human immune cells   
  • Work closely with the team to design and perform immunoassays to characterize engineered Tregs  
  • Maintain electronic lab notebooks and communicate results to the scientific team
  • Work independently and collaborate with scientific colleagues in support of team goals

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • BS in immunology, cellular biology, or related field and 1+ years of relevant industry experience OR
  • MS in relevant field with 0 years of industry experience 
  • Hands-on experience with cell culture (immortalized cell lines or primary cells)
  • Experience with cell-based immune assays (e.g., T cell functional assays or cytokine analyses) and familiarity with cell sorting (MACS or FACS) 
  • Strong attention to detail with demonstrated ability to execute experiments with rigor and maintain clear and complete records of lab work 
  • Exceptional teamwork and communication skills with ability to embrace change and multi-task in a fast-growing environment 
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