Agenus

  • Scientist/Sr. Scientist Cellular Therapy

    Job Locations US-MA-Lexington
    Job ID
    2018-1428
    Category
    Research
  • Overview

    AgenTus Therapeutics is a dynamic new start-up subsidiary developing T cell receptors (TCRs) and chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) designed to supercharge human immune effector cells to seek and destroy cancer.  We aim to deliver cures to cancer patients around the world by leveraging our proprietary platforms for TCR discovery, targeting novel phosphopeptide neo-epitopes and developing unique allogeneic cell therapies.  Together with our parent company, Agenus, we have a deep and diverse repertoire of immunotherapy treatments that can be used in combinations that will synergize to help the body’s immune system fight cancer.

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking an innovative Scientist/Sr. Scientist to join our exciting company developing adoptive cell therapies.  As a member of our organization, you will work as part of an integrated, global team to design and validate optimal CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) targeting molecules for cellular therapeutics and develop next-generation CAR-T therapies.  You will have the opportunity to lead CAR-T drug development programs and to contribute to the creative advancement of the CAR-T platform at AgenTus.  Activities stemming from early stage proposal of novel targets to later stage interactions with CMOs for translational development will be included in this role.  You should have the ability to independently troubleshoot technical issues and develop optimized processes and assays for critical tasks. This role has the potential to lead a team of 1-2 research associates. 

     

    • Expertise in mammalian cell culture with specific experience culturing primary T lymphocytes is a requirement.
    • Experience with cellular therapy processes including genetic engineering of primary T cells and immunological assay is a plus.
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills are also important for this position.

    Qualifications

    Who are we looking for?

    • Innovative Scientist/Sr. Scientist to lead a CAR-T development group
    • in immunology, cell/molecular biology or related field
    • 3 years of industry experience or direct experience in a cellular therapy laboratory

     

     

    What are we looking for?

    • Leading the way: A creative and learning-agile scientist, willing to challenge the status quo
    • Ownership: A partner to jointly own our company’s goals, execution and success
    • Working together: A colleague to thrive on collaboration with our global teammates
    • Loving what you do: A team member with positive energy that is passionate about our mission

     

     

    What are we offering?

    • Exposure to pioneering science and the full scope of the drug development process
    • Unique opportunity to help develop the platforms and strategy of a burgeoning company
    • Manager who is a proven mentor and coach
    • Career support and leadership opportunities within the R & D group
    • Membership within a growing, dynamic and collegial organization

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