• Research Associate, Translational Sciences

    Job ID
    2018-1139
    Category
    Research & Development
    Job Location
    US-MA-Cambridge
  • Company Summary

    Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage immunotherapy company dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer by developing therapies that enable the immune system to attack tumors and provide long‑lasting benefits to patients. Through the use of its Translational Science Platform, Jounce first focuses on specific cell types within tumors to prioritize targets, and then identifies related biomarkers designed to match the right therapy to the right patient. Jounce’s lead product candidate, JTX-2011, is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and activates ICOS and is currently in the Phase 2 portion of the Phase 1/2 ICONIC trial. For more information, please visit www.jouncetx.com.

    Role / Responsibilities

    The Translational Sciences group at Jounce Therapeutics is seeking an individual with a background in tumor biology or immunology and experience in establishment of cell-based assays. The candidate will develop and implement 3D assays to assess molecular responses to our therapeutic molecules. You will be part of a team supporting biomarker strategies for Jounce research programs and translational efforts for new target discovery.

    Responsibilities:

    • Use Jounce tumor slice culture system to assess molecular responses to Jounce therapeutics and understand mechanism of action
    • Develop novel ex-vivo 3D culture systems
    • Maintain Jounce’s human tumor biobank inventory and database.
    • Characterize and isolate immune cells from human tumors using flow cytometry and cell sorting methods.
    • Data analysis, thorough documentation of the work, and clear communication of results in group and leadership settings.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Biology or life sciences with 2+years of relevant experience
    • Hands-on expertise with tissue culture; 3D model assay experience is a plus
    • Experience with flow cytometry or cell sorting
    • Experience in molecular biology is a plus.
    • Ability to follow defined procedures and protocols
    • Willingness to learn new research methods
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Great record-keeping, communication and time-management skills
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
    • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work
    • Interest in working in a highly collaborative, fast paced and exciting biotech environment.

     

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

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