• Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate, Translational Medicine

    Job Locations US-MA-Lexington
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  • Overview


    Agenus (Lexington, MA), a cutting-edge biotech company with outstanding I-O portfolio, is looking for a passionate and motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join the Translational Medicine team. The selected candidate will work as a part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on assay development and immune monitoring for novel and personalized-vaccine clinical trials.



    • Develop and standardize immune-monitoring assays that involve ELISpot, ELISA and multi-color flow cytometry
    • Plan, conduct, and analyze experiments and present results at intra- and inter-departmental meetings
    • Assist scientists in planning and coordination of assays to be performed in patient samples from clinical trials
    • Process clinical samples and maintain and manage the biospecimen database
    • Maintain well-organized records and documentation
    • Collaborate closely with other scientists to advance pre-clinical research stage programs into early clinical development, providing both scientific and technical expertise


    Who are we looking for?

    • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on relevant research experience within translational medicine and solid understanding of basic principles in immunology
    • Track record of success evidenced by strong publications and/or sustained contributions in the biopharmaceutical industry
    • Experience with a wide range of immunological and molecular biology assays including: cell culture, mutli-color flow cytometry, ELISA, EliSpot, MSD, Luminex assays
    • Flexible team member with proven independent designing, executing, trouble-shooting and interpreting experiments & executing project tasks
    • The role requires a BS or MS in immunology, oncology, biology, or related field

    What are we looking for?

    • Innovation: generating and championing new ideas, approaches and technology
    • Sens of urgency: prioritizing, then tackling critical issues with drive, energy, discipline and the right level of urgency
    • Ownership: owning Agenus success as well as jointly ownership of our company’s goals, execution and success
    • Scientific honesty and integrity: following a rigorously systematic, logical and ethical approaches to earn the trust and confidence of others

    What are we offering?

    • Being a part of the critical and growing translational medicine team that has an impact on every clinical trial
    • Exposure to the entire drug development lifecycle from R&D to clinical trials
    • Exposure to pioneering science and opportunity to help develop platforms testing drug efficacy
    • Membership within a growing, dynamic, diverse and collegial organization
    • Organizational mobility, leadership opportunities and career growth


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