• Scientist for Translational Medicine group

    Job Locations US-MA-Lexington
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    Position: Seeking for a highly motivated scientist to join the Vaccine Research and Translational Medicine group from Agenus Inc. located in Lexington MA. The candidate of choice should have a minimum 4 years of industry experience as evidenced by job history. Background in immunology-based assays is required (e.g. ELISA, ELISPOT, killing assays etc.). The successful candidate will work as part of a highly collaborative research team to develop assays that involve flow cytometry staining and acquisition, standardization of pharmacodynamic assays (e.g. target occupancy assays, expression of targets of interest etc.) and coordination of collaborations with external partners and contract research organizations. The individual will also be involved in the planning of translational medicine assays to test patient samples from the active clinical trials. He or she will be responsible of designing and running experiments independently and writing detailed reports describing findings and conclusions. The candidate is expected to independently troubleshoot experiments and present findings to the team.


    • Knowledge of the current literature that involves translational medicine in immune-oncology and experimental methods applied
    • Develop assays that involve flow cytometry staining and acquisition and standardization of various types of pharmacodynamic assays
    • Coordination of external collaborations with academia and contract research organizations
    • Planning and coordination of assays to be performed in patient samples from clinical trials
    • Independent thinker and able to share ideas with clarity


    MS/PhD degree with immunology focus. A minimum of 4 years of experience in industry settings is required and an immunology background is mandatory. Good computer and communication skills are essential with the ability to interact with a diverse group of scientists. The scientist of choice should be capable of high performance working individually as well as in a team setting with a strong ability to maintain accurate and detailed records and should be proficient in Microsoft Office.


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