We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to join the Vaccine Research group (Cancer Immunology) at Agenus, Lexington, MA. A strong background in vaccine research in oncology or infectious disease as evidenced by peer reviewed publications or sustained contributions in the biopharmaceutical industry is required for this position.
The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluation of both personalized and non-personalized synthetic/recombinant, cancer vaccine candidates in animal models as stand-alone therapeutics and in combination with other immune modulating agents. Evaluation of the company’s existing adjuvants and exploration of other adjuvants will be an important component of this research. He/she will be expected to design, execute and interpret high quality experiments with moderate supervision in the collaborative global research environment at Agenus.
A PhD with 0-2 years post-doctoral training (academic or industrial) in molecular immunology, molecular oncology cancer immunology or infectious disease models is required, or Master’s degree with 5+ years directly related experience. Experience with murine disease models and related immune monitoring assays are required skills. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be able to distill complex ideas and articulate innovative solutions, and be dedicated to translating basic translational research insights into impactful human therapies.