SCIENTIST / SENIOR SCIENTIST -
Invenra is seeking a highly motivated scientist/senior scientist with a background in immuno-oncology and immunology assay techniques. This individual will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team towards development of novel therapeutics using the Invenra platform technologies. Aspects of the job include in vitro and ex vivo immune cell-based functional assays (activation, differentiation, proliferation, suppression, target cell killing), cytokine analysis, primary cell isolation and differentiation and tissue culture techniques. Experience with in vivo models for immuno-oncology (syngeneic, humanized, GEMMs, etc.) is a plus. The position requires excellent scientific and problem-solving skills, with a strong focus on creative solutions to technical problems.
Ideal candidates will have a degree in immunology, cell biology, pharmacology or a related field, are currently employed or have been employed in similar types of positions and want to be part of a rapidly growing company doing innovative work. Candidates must bring intellectual, professional and personal values that complement the founding team: the highest standard of integrity, a tremendous work ethic and the passion to succeed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the current state of immunology and immuno-oncology
Experience with tumor associated immune cell-based functional assays (activation, differentiation, proliferation, suppression, target cell killing), cytokine analysis, primary cell isolation and differentiation, basic molecular biology (ELISA, western blot) and tissue culture techniques, and proficiency in multi-color flow cytometry
Extensive experience with primary immune cells of rodent and/or human origin as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the basics of cellular immunology as it applies to cancer.
Experience in establishing physiologically relevant immunology assays suitable for guiding drug design and optimization
Demonstrated creativity and novel approaches to solving scientific problems.
Independently and thoroughly analyze experimental data, and draw reasonable conclusions and communicate the results to the project teams
Effective communication and organizational skills.
Proven analytical problem-solving abilities
Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities for successful project completion
Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Scientist - Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline with 6-9+ years post graduate lab experience, OR Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent with 4-6+ years post graduate lab experience.
Senior Scientist - PhD in biological sciences: immunology, cell biology, pharmacology, etc. Bachelor’s Degree in related science with 10+ years experience; Master’s degree with 7+ years experience.
Invenra is a rapidly growing biotechnology company focused on developing novel technologies for multi-specific antibody drug discovery. Using Invenra’s proprietary B-BODY™, SNIPER™ and CLUSTR™ technologies, we have created a robust pipeline of next-generation multi-specific antibodies to address unmet therapeutic needs in immuno-oncology and autoimmunity. The position comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health and dental benefits, 401k match, stock option grants, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and paid company holidays. At Invenra, we believe in maintaining the highest ethical standards and ensuring that all employees have a good work-life balance.
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