We seek a Senior Scientist to lead our Immunology Assay group who will be responsible for ex vivo bioassays and FACS analyses for the characterization of immuno-oncology focused protein therapeutics.


  • Work with project teams and in vivo biology group to identify the appropriate analyses for the assessment of tumor and immune responses
  • Develop, qualify, perform assays and analyze data utilizing the appropriate statistical analyses
  • Work with CROs, collaborators and partners to transfer samples, data and protocols both into, or out of, Akriveia
  • Identify and integrate technologies that improve or expand the ability to assess molecules by working with teammates, collaborators, vendors, and staying abreast of the literature
  • Enter all data into laboratory notebooks and databases on a daily basis and ensure staff members do so, approve weekly progress reports from staff, and generate weekly summary reports for management
  • Regular participation and presentation of data and analyses at Project Team and department meetings
  • Provide proper training of staff and continue to explore opportunities to expand their responsibilities and capabilities


  • Ph.D., post-doctoral experience and +3 years in the field of immunology, immuno-oncology or other relevant field; ideally, with 2+ years’ experience working in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company
  • Technical experience in the development, qualification and execution of ex vivo assays, such as antibody effector function, MLR, T cell proliferation and FACS analyses for immune cell populations from mice, cynomolgus monkeys and humans
  • Experience managing staff is a plus
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry techniques is desirable
  • A track record of innovation and scientific rigor, strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills, and ability to contribute constructively to discussions
  • Goal oriented, organized, capable of prioritizing and working on multiple projects, and able to execute to timelines that meet company goals
  • Work well in a cross functional team environment, both independently as well as be willing to help others
  • Provide proper training of staff and continue to explore opportunities to expand their responsibilities and capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven by a desire to create the next generation of immunotherapy based cancer therapeutics and the vision to offer cancer patients efficacious and tolerable new therapies that extend and improve their lives

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an innovation driven, exciting biotechnology company doing ground-breaking work in the field of immuno-oncology
  • The opportunity to work within and have a significant impact on a highly motivated team of like-minded people
  • Competitive compensation package including a base salary, annual bonus potential, stock options, 401k, healthcare benefits and paid time-off
  • This is a full-time position in the Cambridge, MA area

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