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Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, Therapeutic Antibody Characterization



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


About Immunai:

Immunai is an engineering-first platform company aiming to improve therapeutic decision-making throughout the drug discovery and development process. We are mapping the immune system at unprecedented scale and granularity and applying machine learning to this massive clinico-immune database, in order to generate novel insights into disease pathology for our partners - pharma companies and research institutes. We provide a comprehensive, end-to-end solution - from data generation and curation to therapeutics development, that continuously supports and validates the capabilities of our platform.

As drug development is becoming increasingly inefficient, our ultimate goal is to help bring breakthrough medicines to patients as quickly and successfully as possible.

Immunai is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About the role:

We are seeking an exceptionally motivated individual to join our team of talented researchers in a highly collaborative startup environment at the intersection of immunology, AI and new genomic technologies. This position offers an opportunity to join a team specializing in therapeutic antibody evaluation, employing a range of in vitro and in vivo studies.

Location: New York, NY

Reporting to: Associate Director, Immunology

What will you do?

  • Work with the team to plan project requirements and timelines
  • Interface with Pre-clinical teams to coordinate evaluation of candidate therapeutics
  • Independently plan and execute experiments
  • Keep thorough documentation of experimental work
  • Analyze experimental data, prepare thorough reports and communicate key findings in team meetings and larger forums
  • Keep up with scientific advances in the field of immunology and therapeutic antibody development


Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field, or M.S. Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field with minimum of 2 years of post-graduate experience or B.S in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 5 years of post-graduate experience.
  • 3 or more years of experience at high-growth biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies is a plus
  • Experience in characterization of therapeutics antibodies using a variety of in vitro techniques including ELISA, cell surface binding, Western blotting and reporter assays
  • Experience with characterization of PK/PD properties of antibodies from biological samples including serum, tumor and healthy tissues.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, primary immune cell culture and engineering of reporter cell lines
  • Experience in functional immunological assays including Viability/Proliferation, Cytokine Release Assay, ADCC and CDC is a distinct advantage
  • Experience with in vivo work while not critical is also strongly desired
  • Excellent or near-native English
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving ability, attention to details, and innovation aptitude
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desired personal traits

  • You want to make an impact on humankind
  • You prioritize “We” over “I”
  • You enjoy getting things done and striving for excellence
  • You collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • You have a growth mindset
  • You are candid, authentic, and transparent

Compensation: This position offers a base salary typically between $90,000 - $115,000. There is an opportunity to consider higher compensation above this range based on business need, candidate experience, and or skills.

*Please note that when you apply for a position at Immunai, your application will be processed via our recruitment platform Comeet. You can read more about how we process personal data here: https://www.immunai.com/privacy-policy/