• Associate Scientist, Pathology and Biomarker Imaging

    Job ID
    2018-1131
    Category
    Research & Development
    Job Location
    US-MA-Cambridge
  • Company Summary

    Jounce Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology company dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer. The company is discovering and developing novel cancer immunotherapies designed to harness the immune system to attack tumors and provide long-lasting benefits to patients. Jounce integrates translational science insights including identification of related biomarkers designed to match the right immunotherapy to the right patients. The company is advancing programs that leverage contributions from its world-class founders as well as knowledge acquired from Jounce’s Translational Science Platform to create a sustainable “discovery to human proof-of-concept” product engine with the potential to drive significantly more durable responses to treatment. Founded by world leaders in tumor immunology, cancer biology and clinical and translational medicine, Jounce Therapeutics was launched in 2013 with funding from leading life sciences investor, Third Rock Ventures.

    For more information, please visit http://jouncetx.com/. 

    Role / Responsibilities

    Jounce Therapeutics is seeking an experienced scientist to contribute to the development of novel therapeutics in the field of cancer immunotherapy. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting multiple aspects of developing biomarker assays and applying histologic techniques and image analysis to better understand the tumor micro-environment. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, s/he will be expected to proactively interact with project teams and external collaborators to provide insights and hands-on support to advance programs forward.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage and execute the acquisition and analysis of histologic samples from internal and external groups.
    • Provide hand-on support for immunohistochemistry, RNA in situ hybridization and other tissue-based imaging assays to project teams and serve as subject matter expert.
    • Selective exploration of novel technologies that has the potential to advance programs forward.
    • Opportunity to manage and guide the development of SOPs, review and QC external vendor validation reports and provide input on SAP.
    • Work on improvement processes within the pathology group, such as enhancement of existing quantitative image analysis capabilities; multiplexed imaging workflow; training and developments of other scientists in the pathology group.

    Qualifications

    • BS/BA life science degree with 5+ or MS life science degree with 3+ years of preclinical experience in pharmaceutical or biotech is required. Clinical-stage experience is preferred.
    • Experience and knowledge in histologic techniques, including the use of automated stainers, and imaging workflow are required. Digital image analysis experience is preferred.
    • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and excel in cross-functional, collaborative and fast-paced settings.
    • Experience in immuno-oncology and biologics is preferred.

    To apply, please visit our website at https://careers-jouncetx.icims.com

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