• Associate Scientist, Pathology and Biomarker Imaging

    Job ID
    2018-1140
    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.

     

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

    Role / Responsibilities

    Jounce Therapeutics is seeking an experienced, energetic 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 biomarker assay development, through the applications of  classic and novel histologic techniques, coupled with image analysis so as 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 dynamic subject matter expert.
    • Selective exploration of novel technologies that have 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 workflows 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.

    Statement

    Jounce Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in it’s employment decisions on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, creed, sex, or political beliefs. 

     

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S.

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